I haven’t blogged in a while because I’ve been on vacation! We had a wonderful time in Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon! It was certainly a fun filled vacation but now I need a week with nothing to do – another vacation!
We flew into Las Vegas, rented a car and the next day drove to the Grand Canyon. There is nothing like the first time you see the Grand Canyon in person. Driving along on a relatively flat plateau, arriving at the park gates, parking your car at the first overlook you can find … walk down a path and then – WOW! Totally blows you away! Pictures do not do the the amazing grandeur justice, but I must show you some of my favs.
Mule Ride – The next day we went on a mule ride. No, this mule ride did not go down into the canyon – those trips now take 2 days and we didn’t have that much time. This was the “Three Hour Tour”. And believe me, my bottom is very glad we opted for the short version!
My mule’s name was Willow and she was a sweetheart. Although she did like to stop for a little green snack now and then. David’s mule liked to snack so much they put a muzzle on him. We rode in a line through the woods to The Abyss Overlook.
We got pretty hot and dusty and I really don’t understand why they don’t pad those saddles! I walked funny for days (ok, I walk funny anyways – so I walked even funnier for days)! But we had a great time and I wouldn’t have missed it for anything!
Rafting – Next day we were up early for a smooth water rafting trip in Glen Canyon. A bus took us upstream to Lee’s Ferry and there we boarded pontoon rafts for a day on the river. Early on we saw a wild horse overlooking the Colorado River:
The next day we drove back to Vegas. On the way we did stop in Kingman at a Connie’s Quilter’s Hideaway. Cute little quilt shop on Beale Street. They don’t have a web site, but if you are in the area, be sure to stop.
Now Vegas was having a major heat wave. I know, it is usually hot there in June, but not this HOT!
And we saw the fountains at the Belagio. That is the Paris Hotel across the street.
I was ready to head home the next day! I did get a bit of stitching done on the Inklingo COTSG project in the plane:
We sure did pack a lot of adventure into our vacation! It was great! Now… I think I need a nap….
Take care, y’all!