|drawing in my sketchbook...|
The laundry part went ok. As I waited for the wash I drew strange pictures in my sketchbook that attracted the hotel employee's attention.
My cat had other ideas about getting out early. We finished the laundry. Woke the kids and loaded the car and the cat was.... missing.
Panic ensued. My hysterical kids wandered the huge hotel searching. My husband alerted the front desk and I continued to search the room. Finally.. a tiny squeak. My cat, who talks nonstop about nothing when at home, trapped herself under a bed that is walled off on all sides, and could only manage a little squeak. 20 minutes later after a call to maintenance,we were on our way!
We picked up donuts for breakfast and sat in front of this...
What can be said about the Grand Canyon that hasn't been said a million times by better writers.
A balancing rock.
Can you see the tiny tree out on the edge of this rock peninsula?
We hiked along the trails that meandered along the rim.
We posed for a mediocre picture (the canyon made it better!)
The sky was perfectly clear and the sun was bright... so the pictures were high contrast and dull compared to a cloudy day. The canyon is still a sight to see in any light though.
At least this time we got a picture together. :)
After hiking for hours we headed down to Cottonwood to Mike's one year old cousin's birthday party.
Seeing family was a great way to end our epic journey. After one night in Phoenix we finally drove home to San Diego, to our own beds.