Lady Lynx Softball

Lady Lynx Softball
Kanab, Utah

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Grand Canyon

As you can see, everyone was pretty worn out from being in the hot sun for three days watching, coaching, or playing in the softball tournament. This photo is at Parry Lodge where we stayed. (Awesome place, by the way! Newly remodeled, clean, quiet and close to everything.)

Everyone crashed in the afternoon for naps with the air on high setting. Our plan was to see the Grand Canyon while we were out that way in Kanab.
Here's a sampling of the family conversation once they woke up:
Girls: Let's not go to the Grand Canyon. We're tired and we just want to go home.
Evan: We can spend the extra day cleaning up and putting gear away.
Me: The Grand Canyon is one of the seven wonders of the world; we have to go see it! I've only flown over it with my dad.
Taylor: Good, then you've seen it. Let's just go home.
Whitney: We might as well go since we've already planned it.
Evan & Tay: It's just a big hole in the ground.
Abby: I need chocolate.
Evan: Jo, we're all tired. We'll do it another time.
Me: No, we always say that and it doesn't happen. We're going!
Evan: No one wants to go but you.
Me: Whitney wants to go and you'll all like it once you see it.
Taylor: Mom, we don't care. I just want to go home.
Abby: Are we going to go or not? I need some chocolate and Fiji water.
Whitney: Would you guys just make up your mind and let's go?
Me: We're going. Quit being curmudgeons and get ready to go!
Taylor: Grumble...grumble...grumble.
Evan: Grumble...grumble...grumble.
Abby: Can we stop and get some water and chocolate?
Me: We'll get up early, go see it and leave by afternoon. I know you're going to like it once we're there!
Evan: I know how you get up early.
Me: I'll get up early, I promise. Let's just do it!

The rest of the pictures tells the story. Everyone enjoyed it, we hiked, we explored the cabins, we met Whit's friend JD, we shopped the gift shops, Abby got chocolate, and Chicka wanted to stay and hike longer! Go figure! :)

So happy to have some food!
The Grand Canyon Lodge overlooking the canyon!
Taylor and I hugging a tree. Taylor being a sissy about some tree ants.

Spectacular views!
Brighty the Donkey and Evan the . . . well, let's just say that they have much in common!
Beautiful meadows and trees on the way to Grand Canyon. I wanted to get out and run and sing like in Sound of Music, but Evan wouldn't stop.
Evan and our beautiful girls! (Taylor, Abby, Whitney)
I'm happy taking the pictures rather than climbing over steep ledges that drop off.
Butt. . . we didn't want to go and now we're so happy we did!
Abby, Taylor, Me, Whitney. I love these girls!

Awesome view!

We made it! We actually experienced the Grand of the 7 Wonders of the World (and we liked it!)

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