Friday, May 06, 2011
The Grand Canyon!
John and I were both a little anxious about kid safety at the canyon. This was somewhat alleviated by learning that most of the accidents happen from people over doing a large climb up and down the canyon and getting disoriented because of altitude sickness (or going outside of the railing to get a better snapshot). We weren't doing anything quite that adventurous (we really didn't have the time).
Once we got there, we made a simple rule: "You're not allowed to touch the railings." I held onto Frank's hand anyway, but everything went very smoothly and easily there.
Once we finally got to the viewing area and looked at the canyon, my first thought was: "That can't be real!"
We enjoyed reading some geologic detail about the Grand Canyon from Roadside Geology of Arizona and bought a lovely topographical map of the Grand Canyon at a gas station in Seligman for a very reasonable price. I already have it hanging on the wall alongside some panoramic postcards and hope to spend a little more time with that.