Monday was a Big Day for the vacation. That morning we left the condo fairly early and drove north again, to see the Grand Canyon! We had an overnight booked in a lodge at the south rim, so we'd have a couple of days to explore. With a 10-year-old, and with never having been there before, we weren't looking to go down into the Canyon this trip (alas), but we had a great chance to hike along the rim trail, and I was able to go at least a little ways down (maybe a half mile or so) one of the bigger trails myself Tuesday morning.
Words and pictures don't, of course, express this place well but yeah, it's everything it's said to be. (Having said that we do have tons of pictures, a couple shown here and more will soon be on the Flickr site.) I'm so glad to finally get this one off the to-do list, and already looking forward to getting back in another 6 or 7 years when Buster is older and we can hopefully get down deeper into this amazing place.
It's funny how everywhere we went seemed more stunning and beautiful than the last. Vegas has its own beauty of course, at least at night on the Strip... but then Hoover Dam was cool, Oak Creek Canyon was amazing, Sedona was spectacular... then there's the Grand Canyon, beyond description. Then going back into Sedona, it seemed even more beautiful again. Great countryside down there!