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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Let me break it down for you. I took 2 semesters of photography class in high school; I have a digital camera that stays on the "auto" setting 95% of the time; I have a hard time operating my knees when I'm within a 50 foot radius of a canyon that drops almost 5000 feet. These are contributing factors to why my pictures of our day at the Grand Canyon are SO completely rookie!

During those long stretches of driving where there's really nothing to look at (and believe me, between Cameron and Holbrook, Az. that's pretty much everything) I spent time thinking about my post for the day. How could I possibly put into words all that I saw today? How could I possibly explain how I literally could not breathe when I first laid eyes on that canyon at Mather Point? And, for some of you reading this - maybe you've seen the canyon and you know what I'm talking about. So - I'm going to save you alot of reading and just say this. I was totally awe-struck at the beauty and expansiveness of this place...so much so that I'm not even going to write anymore about it because it would diminish it somehow.

If you are interested in looking at my rookie pics (there are a few funnies in there too) - click here to see them on the Dropshots.

Some other items of note for today - and I mean, this is REALLY exciting stuff. We rolled into Holbrook, Az this evening about 5:30 and checked into our hotel. And then...we went to the laundromat. And then...we went to the grocery store and got some food to eat for dinner. And then...we came back to the hotel, ate and gave Abby a bath/hairwash. Man - with details like that, I'll be sure to see my subscribership plummet...bear with me people, it will pick up again. Tomorrow we are checking out the Petrified Forrest and the Painted Desert. And, I'm sure these two lovely tourist attractions will hardly compare to my beloved canyon - it's a hard act to follow.

Lastly - a fun little trivia bit for those of you that love the movie "Cars". Our hotel is actually on historic route 66. And - just across the street from us is the "Wigwam Motel", where you can "sleep in a wigwam". People, I'm serious... Anyway - this motel is one of two that was the inspiration for the Cozy Cone. Cool, huh? Yeah, again with the unsubscribing. I promise if you stick with me, I'll post a picture of it tomorrow...maybe with Mike doing something silly - yeah, that should bring you back.

Well - that's all the cheese I can squeeze my friends. Stay tuned for another exciting episode of Club Amaro adventures...

Love and wigwams,

ps - don't forget to check out the canyon pics here.