Tuesday, June 12, 2007

~~ Home Sweet Home after Summer Vacation!~~

There's nothing like it! Getting away from it all to do something fun & definitely different ~ if anyone had told me I would ever hike down into the Grand Canyon?? Well what an awesome adventure that was! After a good night's rest at the Bright Angel Lodge we started our hike down early the next morning.....And I loved every minute of it ~from carrying everything we needed on our backs 4 1/2 miles down to camp in Indian Gardens in the 100+ heat ~ sleeping on the ground in lightweight sleeping bags in our tiny tent because you can't carry much down there ~ & the 4 1/2 mile hike back up at 3:00 a.m. to avoid the heat ~ I could barely walk for 2 days afterwards! And those 2 days after were spent sightseeing, (not much gambling for us because we don't know how....lol) in Las Vegas - creeping down the strip with Grand Canyon legs.....LOL The end of the week we had a beautiful drive through Zion & Arches National Parks in Moab & a breathtaking ride on the Durango/Silverton locomotive steam train through the most gorgeous mountains & rivers in Colorado. I don't even know where to begin with pictures - between the two of us we took hundreds! I know I can't blog hundreds!!! So here are a few! And isn't it always wonderful to come home? After being gone for a week coming home is as much fun as going! I was inspired to do so many new things from seeing beautiful flowers & finding some vintage buttons in Silverton ~ I can't wait to get started on new projects!


Paula said...

Hi Kathy, I am so glad you visited me again! Thank you for all your kind words! I would love to paint roses like that too! I think you should give it a try! I have been learning to paint. Hopefully, one day I will be able to turn out something lovely! Oh, those photos you posted are so beautiful! I am so glad you and your husband had such a wonderful vacation. You both hiked a long way! I know your legs are tired. You are such a pretty lady! You and your hubby make a handsome couple! I am glad you had a nice trip, and arrived home safely! Enjoy your vintage buttons. Have a wonderful day! Paula

meg said...

Welcome back! Looks you all had a real adventure; my only visit to the Grand Canyon was in the winter- lovely, uncrowded, & cold! My guys would love to hike down into the canyon- me, I'll stay on the rim & enjoy the lodge :)
I'm liking how your sewing room is coming together; mine is multi-purpose also & quite small- I envy your cutting space :P

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh my gosh...that looks like a beautiful trip but, I could never do that hike. I'm scared to death of heights. Good for you! I'm sure the sore legs were totally worth the beautiful views!

Arlene said...

Welcome back! Looks like you had a great time...I lived in Las Vegas till a year ago, and never went to the Grand Canyon...I'm terrified of heights...but I can show you how to gamble...lol, spent alot of time (and money) doing that! I miss living there! Great pictures!

linda t said...

Nothing in the world I loved doing more than hiking the Grand Canyon! So excited for you!
Your whole trip sounded wonderful! We are hoping to see Zion someday and to take the rail trip in CO!
Thanks for sharing your pics!

the feathered nest said...

Welcome back, Kathy! Sounds like quite an adventurous trip! It is good to get away and come back with a fresh perspective and attitude.


Suzanne said...

Hi Kathy~
How fun! It looks like you had a terrific time. We lived in AZ for 9 years and never went to the GC! lol...my boys were too young.
Coming home to your own bed is always nice after a vacation.:) Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos.

Marilyn said...

OMG you were in Durango????? I only live 30 miles from there. I love living this close to the mountains. We're going to Silverton this weekend for the day since some friends are going up there to camp. It's only about an hour and a half up there and they're camping at Mineral Creek which is awesome.
Your pictures are great.

Lallee said...

You should win a prize for the trek! It's been years since I saw the Grand Canyon. I would love to go again. Your views must have been spectacular.