Last Wednesday was our last morning all together. After breakfast, Carl and I loaded up Anthony’s truck, bought a tarp and straps to secure it for the long haul home and said goodbye to Anthony and Gab, who began their three day drive to Jacksonville.
Then the rest of us made the 1-1/2 hour drive up to Grand Canyon. After grabbing some lunch, we headed for a hike down the canyon.
It took almost three hours and 63 breaks to get back up.
It gave me new appreciation for people who hike the 10-miles all the way up from the bottom, including my in laws who did it twice in their 40s! I always thought I wanted to do that but not anymore. I’ll walk down the canyon anytime. But if I do, I’m not coming back up. I’m pretty sure Kelly agreed with me too.
After our hard work, we rewarded ourselves with a nice dinner at the Bright Angel Lodge and a round of Phase 10. It was a successful but exhausting day.