Tuesday, March 04, 2008

The Grand Canyon (or Where I Left My Sanity)

Well, I don't have much in the way of knitting to share... but since I just found all these old photos on my computer, I thought I'd share some family fun. Because, really now, who doesn't love looking at somebody else's family photos?!

About 5 years ago, we took our 5 boys (all under the age 11) to the Grand Canyon.

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Wow! Look at that view! Look at what side of the fence my oldest is on. Fun times like these are so hard to come by.


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Breathtaking isn't it? And look... no railing! Just warms a mother's heart.

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Check out this scenic picture. Memories like this are just too precious for words. Although I seem to recall that I did have a few.

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And isn't my husband a crack-up?

Oh how I treasure these pictures...


because they're as close as I'm ever going to get to that horrible, harrowing place again. Ever.

15 comments:

Donna Boucher said...

Oh Lord! I would have had them all on leashes.

That does look awful!

mom said...

You know, I've ALWAYS wanted to take a trip to the Grand Canyon, but after reading your account and LOLOL, well, now I REALLY want to go! Seriously! I loved your commentary, but honestly, the scenery is just incredible :-) Plus my boys are much older and wouldn't be monkeyshining as much....at least I don't think they would be! What time of the year were you there?

Blessings,
Tammy ~@~

Stefaneener said...

Oh my. So my Things aren't going to go anywhere like that any time soon. At least not until they are much, much, much older. so old that they won't go a on a trip with me and their father any more.
Bless your heart.

km said...

I bet that's where you earned your first gray hair. Not that its come in yet...it's still beneath the scalp....but you earned it. I haven't been there as a mother. Only as a child. I'm sure a broad of girls wouldn't have faired much better. And I can just see my husband now... If he's going...I'm staying home.

dawn said...

Oh my gosh I think I would have had a heart attack. I am sooo not taking my boys there until they're twenty five.

MarieGrace said...

Oh what lovely pictures...

(Says Me as I cross Grand Canyon off the list of places to go sometime soon).

Mamma said...

I too have been there with my children, they were 6, 4 and 3 at the time. You would think they'd put some kind of barrier between you and that big drop. But it sure is pretty, I must confess despite the very real possibility of sudden death, I *heart* the grand canyon.

janet said...

What's the problem one falls over and you still got four left.

Jani said...

OMG - you may be the bravest mom ever! Thank goodness I had scaredy-girls (just like me! :^)

guiltypleasures said...

May I presume your husband was taking the photos of your boys near the edge without the "fence". Yikes!! They sure are beautiful photos though.

That place is on my 40 things to do before 40 list.

Tammy said...

No Janie, not brave! I seriously expected it to be surrounded by fences and, I don't know, maybe some barbed wire! DH and friend took most of the pictures since made an early return to the lodge. Actually is was only an attempted return because I got lost. And cried. sniff sniff

Yarnhog said...

I almost got blown off the edge of the Grand Canyon. Still makes my hands sweat. Thanks for reminding my why I shouldn't take my maniacal boys. Oof.

Lynn in WI said...

Funny, isn't it?

You never read about the coronary health risks to the mother in the guide books.

I'm sorry you got lost.

Hey! Speaking of Lost...so who do you think Ben's guy is on the boat?

Lydee said...

ohmygosh, ohmygosh, ohmygosh...I am freaking out as I write. ooookaaaaay, don't think I'll be going to GC with little ones anytime soon.

amanda said...

Adorable pictures....the GC is a magnificent place. Glad you all made it back in one piece!