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Sunday, July 12, 2015

Family Trip to the Grand Canyon

My oldest sister Kristy organized a trip for her family to go to the Grand Canyon. She was kind enough to invite the rest of the Mills clan to join along. We all went except for Chad and his family and they were missed.

I was excited to see the Grand Canyon. I had been before but just the section that you hike down to go to Havasupai which is not the best view of the Grand Canyon even though it is cool. Havasupai is AMAZING and I would love to go again, but just different than where most go to see the Grand Canyon.

We all got a package deal where we stayed in Williams in a hotel and got a little cowboy show before we boarded the train for the two hour train ride to the Grand Canyon.

On the train they have a conductor for each train car. On the way their ours was very informative and there was also musicians that came on and provided some entertainment. Our family was split up between the train car and Kristy's family was even on a different car. On the way back, one of the conductors made it so that we could ALL sit together. The kids had SO much fun. We also sang with the banjo player and requested he played "I've been working on the railroad" and on the way back the train also got "robbed" the kids LOVED that. They got to scream and act scared. The train ride back went A LOT faster. Ha!

The train takes you to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Once we got to the Grand Canyon, we found a place to eat our packed lunches and then we walked around the rim for 40 minutes or so. As much as most of the kids could handle. Then walked back and then it was pretty much time to get back on the train.

You know... it really IS grand! I'm glad that I went with my family and experienced the Grand Canyon a little more. I'm sure I'll be back again someday.


jamie hixon said...

Those pictures are amazing... the Grand Canyon is hard to take in, don't you think? It's almost TOO grand. I couldn't wrap my head around it. So huge. Such a wonder. It was great to be there with you!

Lynette Mills said...

Agree with Jamie! Thanks again for documenting our trip. I'm so grateful for that. I'm stealing some of those pictures!