Grand Canyon


 While we were in Flagstaff we figured since we live in a state that holds one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World we should take the kids to see the Grand Canyon.
It is massive.   In fact, it is so massive it is hard to take it all in.  Honestly, I was a little underwhelmed.  Max and I drove by it in college but it was freezing so we just hopped out and glanced at it as we pushed on our road trip.  I was hoping this time to spend the day hiking around it and really absorb the moment.

 There are plenty of paved paths to sight see but you are in the cattle herd of all the other tourist  gawking and taking pictures.  That in itself detracts from any sort of reflective moment.  Add a couple kids and one crazy boy trying to climb the fences and no reflection is happening.  The one non paved path we did see looked too treacherous to take kids on.  
So, no "Ah ha" cosmic moment was felt by any of us.  We are planning to return when Hank is big enough and white water raft down the Colorado River.  Maybe spending a day at the bottom will give us that impression we were expecting.

But we had a moment to have lunch in a place that people come from all over the world to see.  In fact a man from England asked us to take his picture.
The kids had more fun climbing rocks than looking at the strata that has been formed over thousands to billions of years (depending on your persuasion).
 Our moments came as we goofed around.  Karlie got sap on her rear and there were lots of jokes about her sticky buns.
 Max did manage to snap a few impressive photos.
And our little guy gave us each a special moment in time.

He wants to be JUST like Daddy.  
But he always comes to Mama for some lovin. :)

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