Tuesday, August 27, 2013

A day at the North Rim

The next morning we ate breakfast at our little cabin, Sydney was thrilled. Here is Nora. Is there anything cuter than a baby in fuzzy sleepers? I know. 

 The North Rim is about 40 miles south of Jacob Lake. It is such a pretty drive. Right after we got into the park we saw these guys.

Kind of look like cows. Kind of like a buffalo. Guess what they are called? Beefalo. No joke. haha

 Our first stop was Bright Angel Point. It is a little bit of a hike to get out to the viewpoint, Sydney was a great little hiker.

 This is the view from the Lodge
 Our next stop was Point Imperial. We had a picnic.
 Syd was freezing cold so she laid in the stroller, I put Nora in there too. Syd was not thrilled, Nora thought it was hilarious.

 Point Imperial

 The third veiwpoint we stopped at was Cape Royal. As you can see it was very smokey from fire on the South Rim, it was still beautiful though. This is the only view that you can see the Colorado River.

 Angels Window.

 Then we headed back to the Lodge to look around a little.

 Sydney thought it was pretty funny to pretend to be asleep.

 We were sitting in the Lodge and suddenly all these people with cameras ran through and outside. They had spotted a California Condor! Yeah, I am not much of a nature photographer.

 Look! It's the Condor again! (teeeeeny black speck)

 This was the coolest! (literally haha) we filled up all of our bottles.
 It was a great day. What a blessing to live so close to so many beautiful places!


Lindsay said...

Such a pretty place! Makes me really miss the west and mountains! Love the pics.

Sherry said...

Very PRETTY!! Especially the Condor.

Kelli said...

So pretty! I love the Grand Canyon.

Shauna said...

Great stories, Sara. Thanks for writing! I love your pictures and commentary.

Corinne Marie said...

Looks like I need to take a trip to the Grand Canyon. If I have been, it was only when I was really little. So pretty.

Amanda said...

What a fun vacation, and such pretty pictures! Your girls are darling and getting so big!

Ashlee said...

So fun!!! Good work on getting over there...in 5 years I regrettably never took that journey. Your girls are darling and I can't believe how big Nora is getting!