Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend

I have tons of pics to post, but I'll put those at the end. For Memorial Day weekend James and I decided to go to the Grand Canyon since I had never been there. We left on Wednesday night and stayed in Kanab and then on Thursday morning drove to the Grand Canyon. It wasn't too hot and was pretty cloudy. It didn't make for good pictures, but it was nice that it wasn't too hot. Thursday night it rained and rained for like 10 hours straight. We didn't get wet in our tent but it was so loud it was hard to sleep. Friday we woke up and made some Heavenly Hash for breakfast. We then did an amazing hike down to "Dripping Springs". Getting back up was hard, but way worth it, it was so beautiful. We ate at a super nice restaurant in the Grand Canyon to reward ourselves for the hike. When we left the restaurant it was colder outside and the wind was picking up again. We got back to our campsite and it started raining again..... James turned to me and we decided that we had HAD it, so we smooshed our muddy tent and tarp into our trunk and slept in the car, which was much less noisy than the tent and slept while it rained another 10 hours straight. The next morning we left and decided we'd stay in Kanab for 2 nights instead of just 1. We found the LAST motel room in Kanab and played around Kanab. We went to this movie set museum that was free and played around there. The Sunday we got up and went to Bryce's National Park which was absolutely beautiful. We then drove back to Kanab again and stayed the night. Monday morning we got up early and went to drive through St. George and though Zion's National Park on the way home. James took over 300 pictures on our whole trip. We saw a bunch of deer and coyotees. We even saw some wild turkey's but they ran away before we could get their picture. Now after that long story enjoy some pictures.

Our Campsite. It was a nice campsite. Even though we shared it with over 300 other people they were spaced out enough that we weren't overcrowded.
The Grand Canyon behind us



Getting ready to go on our hike. Notice the clouds.












Bryce's Canyon behind us




3 comments:

Jenni Elyse said...

It looks like you guys had a good time, other than the rain. Did you go on the glass platform over the Grand Canyon? I want to go to the Grand Canyon, but I don't know if I want to go on the glass platform.

vigues said...

So beautiful! I love Bryce, but I've never been to the grand canyon.

Michelle and Nick said...

Hey Meagan, I just found your blog. I worked at Bryce for 2 summers so it holds a very special place in my heart. Glad you enjoyed it. Sorry you got rained out of the Grand Canyon. Nick wasn't too impressed with it--he said it was just a big hole in the ground. But I love it.