Grand Canyon!


I've been wanting to go to the Grand Canyon for a long while now.  I went when I was a wee babe, but all I remember are the large happy squirrels I kept wanting to pet and a big hole in the ground. Getting to go and see it with adult eyes was especially neat and left me singing all sorts of praise-Jesus songs. Its so beautiful. 

"Oh Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder
Consider all the works Thy hands have madeI see the stars, I hear the rolling thunderThy power throughout the universe displayed

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to TheeHow great Thou art, how great Thou artThen sings my soul, my Saviour God, to TheeHow great Thou art, how great Thou art!"
This is a silly picture above , but it gives you a bit of depth perception. It really is somethin'.

I was surprised how being so close to such a huge hole made Ben and I both cling to Eowyn a little tighter. The picture at the very top makes it look like Ben is doing his classic Eowyn-trapeze act, but he isn't. He's got a firm grip on the girl and is several feet away from the side. I started to realize why my mom kept getting a wee-bit panicky when my eleven year old self teetered over the edge trying to watch the random rock I kicked fly several feet below. Sorry Mom. I get it now.


To say the sight was magnificent is too small of a word. God did good. This place is incredible. We had fun doing some minor-hiking, and avoiding donkey poo and seeing all the wild animals . I got a bit of that parental pride when a fellow bus passenger commented "Everybody loves your baby!" (talk about a pretty stellar random compliment.) and it was pretty funny seeing Eowyn get all smiley at two teenage boys. Ben didn't appreciate that so much and kept joking "no, no Eowyn. No no." The boys were good natured and thought it was funny.  We met some German folks, and some Canadians thanks to Julie's ability to strike up meaningful conversation with just about anyone. And we definitely heard several other languages. It was cool to be in such a awe-inspiring place while being surrounded by people all over the world. I bet thats a little bit of what heaven's like. 


Happy for the Adventure. Thanks Gary & Julie for taking us up there!

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