Monday morning we woke up early and headed to the Grand Canyon. It took forever to get into the park. After an hour of inching along, we found what was holding up traffic - a deer on the side of the road that everyone was stopping to take pictures of. Whatever. We eventually made it to the Visitor's Center, parked, and headed out toward the Canyon. I made Jeremy and Kirsten close their eyes and I led them to the lookout point. When Jeremy opened his eyes, he audibly gasped as he saw this....
Looking down at Phantom Ranch
Indian Springs Campground
We took the shuttle back to our car and headed back to the hotel in Flagstaff. I feel like we hardly made a dent in what we wanted to do. We are hoping to go back in a few years and stay at the Rim for a few days so that we can have the full experience.
We got to the hotel and pulled the blackout curtains and had the kids in bed by 6:30. Love it! We were all exhausted, but it was a wonderful day.
We headed home on Tuesday and decided to drive straight through, which got us home at 1 o'clock on Wednesday morning. We had such a wonderful trip and the girls did so well in the car. No tantrums, no meltdowns, no fights, anything. It gives me so much hope for future car trips! I love my family so much and feel so blessed to have been able to spend 8 wonderful days with them.