Sunday, October 24, 2010

Our day at the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is completely overwhelming.  Someday we will go back when the kids are older and can handle going down into the canyon.  It must be a totally different experience.    
This trip we stuck with the rim trail and enjoyed the fantastic views.

The trail proved too long for some of us.

When we first arrived we picked up booklets from the rangers with assignments for the kids to complete to earn a Junior Ranger badge.


One of the games the kids had to complete was a Grand Canyon Bingo where you check off all the things you see at the canyon.  I was amazed at how many animals we were able to check off.

We saw a deer,

a bull elk,

and a Condor!

This was a big deal as there are not many of these guys left.  I don't think the rangers believed us when we told them we saw one.  But look, if you zoom in on this picture you can see his pink head.

We also saw a squirrel, thanks to this future Darwin Award winner.  There are signs everywhere in several languages warning about feeding the animals...

The kids were sworn in and earned their badges. They were proud! Sam said his favorite part of the day was seeing the man feed the squirrel and Elise said her favorite part of the day was seeing the elf. (Elk)   

1 comment:

GETyourMOMMYon said...

Your pictures are GRAND! I'm so glad you had a great vacation.