Wednesday, July 23

Grand Canyon - First Look

View from the North Rim
We make the Grand Canyon by sunset and stay at the Grand Canyon Lodge at the Bright Angel Point - the canyon's haze due to a controlled fire visable in the distance. The lodge built in 1927-28 by the Utah Parks Company then burned to the ground in 1932 and rebuilt in 1936-37 with the original canyon stonework.  

For us and millions, the first view of the canyon thru the lodge's majestic front lobby which opens like a canvas (the canyon otherwise cloaked from the road by forrest pine). Seating grounds allow us to read and relax before dinner. Even the jaded Shakespeares impressed.

Eitan, Madeleine, driving by the Great Salt Lake : "I’m hungry. Can we have a snack? " 
Sonnet: “You can have some fruit. Or carrots."
Eitan, Madeleine:
Me: "Remember what those are?"
Sonnet: "Absolutely no cookies. Those are a treat. For later."
Eitan: “I’m going to have some Wheat Thins with peanut butter.”
Madeleine: “I’m going to have some peanut butter on bananas.”
Me: “Classic.”