Yesterday we saw the west side of the Grand Canyon. We had to catch a shuttle bus to see it. The line was about an hour long on Saturday, so we got started early today (8:45), and had no problem. Unfortunately, this weekend has been uncharactaristically crowded in the park. I dressed in my Sunday clothes so I wouldn't have to change before church. We got on and off the shuttle bus several times, and walked along the rim of the canyon for a total of almost 3 miles. It started out pretty cool, but soon warmed up to a nice 75 degrees. We have a LOT of pictures of the Grand Canyon. All in search of the perfect shot!
So, at 1 p.m. we went to church right in the park at the Shrine of the Ages building, but the rest of the branch didn't show up. The only other people there were 3 girls who were in the canyon on a High School field trip. Either aliens abducted the rest of the branch, or they went to Stake Conference and didn't bother to leave a note. After being stood up at church we drove to Flagstaff where we stayed the night. It was fun driving up to the Lowell Observatory and checking out Northern Arizona University. We loved the pine trees all over town.
Dad has decided he wants to retire early and become a bus driver in the Grand Canyon. He thinks he would enjoy saying, "Next stop, Pima Point!" I think he'd be a great bus driver.