The reason that I have not been able to blog yet this trip is a because I got covid. My throat started feeling scratchy the second night and the next morning I woke up feeling feverish. I stayed bed ridden that day and eventually took a covid test that came back positive. The symptoms I had was an itchy throat, fever, and a little cough. For three days I was tired and in Bed all the time at our camp sights. Skip a few days later while we were passing through Albuquerque I requested to visit the filming destination of the popular show braking bad. The picture bellow is the house of the main character.
Because Mom has already talked about the petrified forest I wont talk about it and skip right to the Grand Canyon. The first night of arriving we only had time to set up and had dinner so we didn’t see the canyon until the next day. Unfortunately Mom caught covid from me and was hit the hardest on the first full day of activity. Me and spencer woke up at 5 am to take the dogs out so Mom could sleep in. The main activity planned was a Jeep tour. Around 10:30 a hummer came to our camp sight and picked us up. Our tour guide was named Gigi and was very nice. First she drove us to a nice viewing spot. Ill put pictures below don’t worry. The second spot Gigi took us to the spot where minors took copper out of the mines and we found little bits of oxidized copper. We walked along a short trail and went to a nook known to have good echos. We took turns yelling into the canyon and it echoed very loudly. That night we watched the sunset an Ill put pictures of everything below.
Dad made teriyaki chicken on the grill for dinner plus some Brussels sprouts on the side. Day two Mom Dad and Spencer woke up at 5 am to see the sun rise. I did not want to because I value sleep higher. The activity today was a hike down the canyon. Because of the heat we wanted to get out early. We did the 1.5 mile hike that went 1200 feet down into the Grand Canyon, The Bright Angel Trail.(pictures bellow.) This took a total of 2 hours and 15 minutes. When we got back we went to lunch at the recommended restaurant in the area. We had heard the elk burger were good and wanted to try them. Speaking of elk we have seen many around the camp sight and one even walked right by our trailer. The dogs barked a lot at the elk. After lunch we went to the geological museum and learned about the rock formations and saw some fossils. Below is pictures of the hike.
(This is Dana writing now) I came to the Grand Canyon as a kid with my parents, and it’s been a dream for many years to come back with my own kids. Before this trip, many people asked me: What are you most excited about? It’s this. The Grand Canyon. Each view is more spectacular than the previous. My parents weren’t the hiking type, so I didn’t hike here as a kid. It was so special to do together and I’m grateful I pushed through damn Covid. I am still feeling sick but not coughing or sneezing. They just reinstated the mask mandate in the park, so everyone was masked inside.
We stayed at Trailer Village RV Park, which is inside the National Park. The campsite is wonderful for many reasons. Once we set up camp, we didn’t have to drive our own car again until we left, because we could take the free shuttle bus system. We could also bike to the Canyon, Market, and all the destinations. After 6 days of driving out here, that was a welcome relief! We also have a lovely shaded site, and the weather is a perfect 80 degree day. It got much hotter as we hiked down into the Canyon, but we had wonderful cooling towels which we wet and put around our necks for the hike. That was a life saver!
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