Thursday, April 9, 2009

Back from vacation....

The first gathering of the GCGC (Grand Canyon Girl's Club) was a wonderful success. It was Ruth that came up with GCGC.

We visited Karen's LNS while there, The Attic. I am very lucky to have a LNS in my town, especially since it's a great LNS. But it's always fun to visit another LNS, and shop of course. Here is a picture of the GCGC at The Attic (left to right - Sharon, Ruth, me, Karen, Michele):

There were many interesting things to see while driving around Phoenix. They have really neat designs in reddish concrete near some bridge overpasses:

Lots of cacti:

Even a man-made cacti (not sure exactly what this is, I was taking picture from the car, so couldn't investigate):

On Friday, we left the Phoenix area and headed north to a beautiful, large cabin. This first shot is from near one of the front doors, looking across the living area (kitchen area to the back):

We took turns taking pictures of the others sitting on the fireplace hearth. Here is my shot of Ruth, Sharon, Michele, and Karen:

On Saturday, we headed to.....

On the way to the Grand Canyon, we passed more beautiful scenery. Here is a picture of a distant mountain I took from the car. Karen told us which mountain this was, I San Francisco something I think:

The Grand Canyon is absolutely beautiful. Words really cannot describe how beautiful it is. If you have never visited, you should plan a trip to see it. Here are a few of the 45-50 photos I took:

Here's a picture I took of my GCGC buddies at the Grand Canyon (notice how cold they appear):

Thanks to the extra jacket Ruth had, I did not freeze. I thought the temperatures were going to be in the 50's and I didn't pack a jacket. After our first few minutes at the Grand Canyon, my arms were getting very cold and I borrowed a jacket. There was still snow on the ground around the cabin and the Grand Canyon. It had snowed on the north side of the Grand Canyon the day before and the very cold wind was blowing from the north.

Feel free to check out pictures posted by the other GCGC members: Ruth, Michele, and Karen. Sharon doesn't have a blog, but we decided we were going to create one for her, so keep checking, Sharon will soon have a blog.


Dani - tkdchick said...

What an awesome trip! I want to go!!!!

karen said...

Chris you couldn't tell i was cold or anything, huh? LOL It was such a blast and can't wait to do it again!

Sharon said...

Yep - no blog for me yet. I can't wait until I do and then hen I actually have control over it. LOL

We had a blast and I can't wait for the next GCGC gathering.

Miss you all already!

Ranae said...

What a fantastic time you ladies had.
Beautiful photo's.
I enjoyed browsing your blog. I put you in my GR
Have a super duper weekend

Carolyn NC said...

Sounds like a super trip - love the pics!

Natasha said...

thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment,I love your photos. I just love that area. I would move back to Colorado in a heartbeat just for the mountains.
Have a nice Easter

RuthB said...

Dang, we're kinda cute :)

Carol R said...

I read about your trip on Ruth's blog! Sounds as thought you all had a great time! Great photos - thanks for sharing.