{the Grand Canyon trip} | Part 1

I had the most AMAZING opportunity to go to the Grand Canyon to CAMP for 4 DAYS last month!! It was SO SO SO amazing!!! I couldn't have asked for a better time! I went with an old friend from Dallas and her brother, Josh, and our friend Laurie. There were 5 of us and we had a BLAST! So I have WAY too many pictures to show, but I shall do this in "segments". So this is Part 1! ENJOY! :) :)

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So my pack was packed, weighed about 40 lbs...which was a lot, but I managed. :) On th way up, it actually snowed. I was so surprised. But it was sooo beautiful!

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Our friends that told us about their trip and invited us on (the two to the left). Our Laurie, to the right. We were really excited!

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The most youthful of us all. :) 

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Here we are, all set and ready to go! :)

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And beautiful it was. Seeing this makes me believe even more in a designer God, who made all of this. This just couldn't have 'happened'. It was so beautiful. So beautiful.

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Siblings! Yay!

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There we are! We agreed that this would be like our 4 year Anniversary (Jan 13 is our anniversary)/Christmas gift. :) Great gift, i think!! :)

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My handsome man. :)

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So we were very close to being to our campsite by this point. The sun was setting pretty quick though! We made it there by dark. Which explains the next picture. :)

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We made it there by dark, we ate in the dark. :) Fun times. Mountain House is pretty good, by the way. I was pretty surprised!

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Inside the tent..so nice, warm and cozy. :) As you can see it rained on us that night. Actually, from what I remember it rained on us a lot!

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Day hike time! So this day hike to Ribbon Falls, we thought halfway through that it was only 4.6 miles...but it was actually 5.7 miles one way! So...to say the least, we were pretty exhausted that day!

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So I am not in too many of these pictures so I asked Josh to take one of me as I was walking. It looks so posed. lol

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Robbey, the youthful of us, carried everything (water, food, clothes, etc) for us on our day hike..including Josh's camelback. :) It was fun to see Josh reach over and drink water out of his pack. :)

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So this is Ribbon Falls. Unfortunately...this is the only picture that came out. :( I was so exhausted that I just stopped taking pictures. I should have taken more, but I didn't. Oh well. :) I have the memories at least!

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And on our way back, we were pretty much consumed by fog. It was insane! While walking through I thought I was on the set of Lord of the Rings. It was very 'epic' as Rene called it.

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Okay, proof that we actually did go 5.7 miles there and 5.7 back - look at the sign above! :) 

Part 2 is coming soon!

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