I’ve done a fair amount of traveling this year. At the end of August, I was very tired of traveling. I was glad to stay at home. During that time, I just rested, photographed around home, and had a good time. About early November, I had to put my remaining vacation days onto the calendar. I called up Deb, asked her if she’d like to go on vacation with me, she agreed. We decided on Tucson, AZ. As we were on heading to Arizona, I asked for a bit of a detour to The Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon is about 230 miles north of Phoenix, AZ where we landed and completely in the opposite direction of Tucson.
Our days started with flights, of course, she left south Florida at 6:00 AM, mine left Charlotte at 5:50 AM. We both woke up at 3:30 AM, EST. We met in Houston, TX, connected on our flight to Phoenix, arriving about 11:00 AM MST. Eventually we were underway and headed north. We finally arrived about 4:30 PM, exhausted. We didn’t go to the canyon that day, we slept quite a bit. The next morning, we got up early, again, and headed for sunrise. It was cold, about 28 or so, but Deb, who is a Florida girl, braved it quite well. I was proud of her!
We took quite a few photos, had a good time, and headed back after a couple of hours of shooting. We stopped and had a good breakfast. It was wonderful seeing the Grand Canyon. It was not my first trip, but was my first time catching a sunrise. I had been to the North Rim some years ago.