Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Onward Ho: To the Grand Canyon!

After our time in Las Vegas, we continued on south, across the Hoover Dam, and into Arizona. One little side note i'll mention: You remeber me talking about making the Babette blanket on this trip? Well, I didn't get very far on it, I spent more time looking out the window at the scenery, taking pictures, and trying to navigate than I did on crocheting the blanket. Oh well, it will have to join with all the other projects that I need to finish!
Anyway we traveled on Route 66 for part of it. We arrived late in the afternoon and so made a few stops and took pictures before going to our campsite. The next morning we continued to explore along the rim of the Grand Canyon. We hiked only a little bit of it. I can't tell you how amazing it was. Upon first site of it, I got a little emotional. I always get that way when I experience something exeptionally beautiful. If you haven't ever seen the Grand Canyon, you just need to sometime!


The Hoover Dam
this is just along the way, as the landscape was changing.








These above shots are all taken in the evening. We were walking a trail to get to the Grand Canyon and these Deer were just grazing, not caring that we were there. there were about 4-5 of us that had stopped because they were right by the trail, and then crossed over it a few feet away from us, and continued along their merry way. The tarantula was another trail crosser. It made my legs feel all creepy after that thinking of tarantulas and scorpians were scurrying around.




I like how the angle is all goofy in this picture.


Say good bye to the Grand Canyon...









7 comments:

kdaygirl said...

I really like the last picture.. The colors are AMAZING!!

Sharon Carpenter said...

oh cool, you guys had such an awesome trip... it makes me want to hit the road

Dean Family said...

Wow! That looks like it was a TON of fun! I have never been to the grand canyon before. We will definatly need to go one of these days. Although, I could have done with out the spider pic!!!! Yuck!

~ Cami

shaina said...

love the pictures, savonay. You definitely had a great road trip.

courtney said...

Shavonne, do you remember when we were waiting for the school bus, I was in Kindergarten and a big huge tarantula came walking by? We were so scared we kept crossing the road to get away from it but it seemed to follow us, then the bus driver finally came and picked us up. She was really nice, she would let us walk around on the bus.

melissahurst99 said...

I am jealous of all your exploration you got to do! You should have put your hand next to the tarantula (sp?) so we could see how big it was!! hehe

Queen of Chaos said...

Isn't the Grand Canyon amazing?! I am in awe of it. A true sight to see.

If you would have told us you were coming to Arizona we would of drove up to see you Shavonne. My children haven't seen you in many, many years and haven't ever met their Uncle Darick. I don't think you've ever met Tucker. I'm very bummed.