Have We Lost Our Minds?
Pregnant with our fourth child, my husband has a moment of inspiration and suggests a cross-country family trip during maternity leave.
Baby vomited in the middle of the night again. I will be paying for a shower across the park tonight.
Woke up around 7:30 am and hung out with the girls in the tent. Finally made breakfast. It was coffee and chorizo, potatoes, and eggs for adults and OJ and oatmeal for ladies.
Map out plans for the next few days while the girls played in the woods.
Went to dress my angels and noticed Biscuit's dress was a little short. Already had to pick up larger tennis shoes for Bubble in CO. Why did they all have to hit a growth spurt now? I drank a beer right then.
After bug spray and sunscreen application, loaded up to explore. Wait- Tiny had to potty. George assisted with the endeavor and she fell in the bowl. Tiny received a new outfit. Rinsed and hung out to dry, we left the cute romper for day.
Stopped at some of the vistas on the way to the visitor's center.
Chose a shaded table for our picnic lunch. Outcomes- Tiny learned to tinkle outdoors and George despises tapioca bread.
Grand Canyon is massive and surprisingly colorful with all the layers. Colorful also could be used to describe the people visiting the Canyon.
The ranger that lead the critter chat program we attend had the most intriguing voice that pulled you in to listen. He also performed the Junior Ranger ceremony for all three girls. Tiny promptly lost the badge before we got to the car.
Family bathroom trip before rain hit and the realization that Brogden's hat disappeared. I high tailed it back to the gift shop in the rain. Found two young men with the hat and I thanked them for finding it.
Got everyone into the car as the storm was breaking up. George wanted to watch the sunset. We needed to cook and eat dinner. Combined all the requirements, found a turnoff and trucked the makings of a meal out to a little clearing on the rim. Sunset was painted by God and the meal was made by George. Pork, peaches, and corn on the cob tasted sweet against the backdrop of falling sun.
Sun gone, went to check out the shower situation. Going to hit up a travel center tomorrow. All the girls were asleep and we would have to disrupt them. No thanks.
Steps taken: 14,317
Mile driven: 77.4
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Mother of four children living up the maternity leave from the job of an agriculture teacher.