I jumped at the opportunity.
The North Rim is only about a 2 1/2 hour drive from our home, making for a very nice day trip.
Did you know that The Grand Canyon is considered one of the 7 Wonders of The World?
The temperatures were in the mid 70's with a slight breeze. The minute I saw the stunning landscape, and breathed in the clean air, my senses began to relax.
God has certainly done a magnificent job with His creation.
Even though I am afraid of heights, I was very proud of myself for walking out to the edge of Angel's Window. I think I could do it today because I didn't have any of my children with me.
Many years ago we took our young family to the Grand Canyon. I had the one and only panic attack I've ever experienced in my life.
We had to leave.
Mr. Cactus likes to call it our "2 hour vacation".
Today was much more serene. Meadows were filled with purple Lupine.
And the Cliffrose were in bloom.
Cliffrose is a shaggy evergreen that the Indians used to make sandals, mats and ropes from the bark, and medicine from the foliage.
We ate lunch at the Lodge, overlooking the rim's edge.
With outdoor seating in the most spectacular setting.
Mr. Cactus is a very good tour guide. I love to travel with him because he studies maps, and plans fun outings in great detail.
The Colorado River has carved this canyon.
Did you know that some of the crevices are a mile deep and are over 275 miles long?
In many sections, The Grand Canyon is 10 miles wide.