The Awesomeness of The Grand Canyon

grand canyon
grand canyon

They don’t call it GRAND for nothing. It absolutely blew me away by its grandeur. I don’t feel that photos quite capture its beauty and depth.

looking at the canyon
scared little girl
mother and son

As a mother, the steep drop-offs with no fence was a little nerve racking. The first initial drop is 300 feet down. We had a stern talk with the kids to stay close. The talk scared Emma G into holding onto my pant leg the whole way, but Joshua was still sometimes a little too adventurous for me! We saw this family sitting out on a ledge, and I became nervous for them!

sitting a little too close?

We hiked about a mile and a half along along the edge, stopping for snacks, hydration, and a squirrel who decided Emma G’s gold fish looked mighty good and started to come after them!

hungry squirrel

We asked a stranger to take a family photo.  I could tell by the way he held the camera that it was going to come out…interesting.  Sure enough.  I bet that poor fellow didn’t intend for his back side to end up in a Price family photo. 🙂

family shot at the canyon
standing boy
grand canyon quote

On the hike back, the sky was that amazing blue which provided a perfect backdrop to the canyon.

beautiful sky at the canyon
posing at the canyon

We ended our Grand Canyon adventure by the kids becoming junior rangers! Throughout our day, they completed activities in their booklets and then attended a program at the end of the day learning about fossils. Their last test was to tell the ranger something they learned about the Grand Canyon.  They both learned that the Colorado River is what formed the canyon.  They were given their certificates and badges and sworn in as junior rangers!

junior ranger book
fossil activity
receiving his certificate
being sworn in

We returned to our tent after a full day of Grand Canyon fun. Only one more night before our next adventure started!

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