This was the second time we have headed to the Grand Canyon. The first was in February of 1971. We had been married only a couple of weeks and had just settled into our new life in Las Vegas. I had just started my training in the F-111 at Nellis AFB. Long story, short… We booked a donkey trip down into the canyon. We hit heavy snow around Flagstaff. Almost ran out of gas. Slept in the car. But, we finally made it to the canyon. It was still snowing heavily. When we asked to cancel the donkey trip, a very surprised ranger said “Why cancel? The donkey trip never cancels because of snow.” We played our wimp card and got our money back and went skiing in Flagstaff.
The plan this November was to spend a week or longer at the canyon. But, on our second day…guess what
This time we didn’t need to wimp out. We were warm and cozy in the Airstream and stormy weather makes for some great photo ops.
The canyon is spectacular in every way…