Yesterday we headed out in Ted’s Ford Escape hybrid bound for the Grand Canyon.
We drove through Coconino National Forest winding through a red rock valley under the boughs of pine trees and maple, cottonwood and sycamore trees.
Then out of the mountains towards the painted desert.
Through the high grasslands.
In to the painted desert.
We pulled off the highway in Cameron to visit the trading post and had lunch with sweet fried bread served with pork chili.
The trading post had a roaring fire and Sully was mesmorized by it.
Not long after we made it into the eastern part of Grand Canyon National Park. The canyon was huge, with just a small speck of the raging Colorado river running through the far bottom of the canyon.
We meandered our way along checking out the many vistas. Far off in the distance there was a wildfire burning on the northern side of the canyon.
I played with the panorama view on my cellphone and got this ghostly image of Natalie
Me at the Grand Canyon for the first time
On our way home we stopped by the Beaver Street Brewing Company in Flagstaff and enjoyed delicious dinner and brews. Sully enjoyed sitting on Grampa Ted’s lap and shoving his book into his mouth while we ate.