And now...Days Of Our Vacation:
We wake up heinie early to see the sunrise over the Grand Canyon. All of that lack of sleep and for what? This?
I could have seen that in a magazine or book or episode of "The Brady Bunch." Seriously.
Loly and I are probably the most anti-social travelers in the continental 48. (I heard there are some real rough'ens in Alaska.) So, in order to avoid contact with strangers, we take pictures of ourselves by resting the camera on something and then setting the delay. Then Loly runs into place and we get a lovely picture of the two of us without having to exchange pleasantries with someone else. "We'll do you and then you can do us." Yeah and then we can get dinner and plan our next cruise together. Our Christmas card list is full! Thank you very much!
Anyways, this was one where Loly precariously placed the camera in a bush. The wind was blowing pretty good so the camera was moving and Loly and I attempted to adjust ourselves to look upright as the camera shifted. Not bad if you ask me.
As we left the Grand Canyon, I made sure Loly took a picture of this sign. It was my favorite. And so true. We saw a guy with only a left hand putting the sign up when we arrived the previous day.
We bid adieu to microbeds and spectacular, though sleep-depriving, views and headed off to Sedona, land of the Red Rocks. This drive really let me know what John Mellancamp has been singing about in all those songs. I love Jersey and all but I did not get what he was getting at in all those Chevy commercials. I get you now, Cougar. I get you. This is totally our country.
Some of the many Red Rocks. I don't think these are the ones discovered by Dave Matthews for a 1995 concert album but they were still impressive to see.
Tune in tomorrow for a full day of Red Rock fun in Day Six of Days of our Vacation...