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Peach State says: Isn’t That Grand!?

What an incredible view I was able to share with my hubby and youngest!  It was our first time at the Grand Canyon and I have to admit I was in awe!  Pictures don’t do it justice!  “Isn’t That Grand!?”  Every nook and cranny was a revolving door of shadow and light.  The flow of the clouds danced along the peaks and layers providing photographers multiple chances to catch the perfect shot.  “If I may state for the record…There is no way a person can take a bad picture of the Grand Canyon.

It is important to share with you that you may need to have a designated non-photographer in your group.  This way you can move around and not worry about running into others taking the same picture.  Small groups of visitors moved around in the same familiar state…Phones and tripods with multiple lenses all focused on the amazing sight.  Selfies and groups with an ever changing backdrop scattered along the rocky and uneven edge of the South Rim.  There were a few photo enthusiasts who dared to attempt the best phot on the edge. I spoke with them…the title of their picture was “Giving Birth to the World!”  I won’t tell you what the pose was…you have already let your mind run with the thought.  “You should probably stop before you embarrass me as well as yourself.”

The weather on this beautiful day was chilly-windy-glad-I-had-my-thermal-shirt-and-sweatshirt day.  The wind was sustained winds between 25-30 mph with temperatures in the lower to mid 50’s.  “BURR!!!”
I had seen documentaries about the Grand Canyon and knew about the clouds flowing over the edge.  I have a few others with the varied depth of flow.  But, I knew there was a chance of wintry mix and with the cloudy overcast skies moving in we decided to leave this overwhelming and heart fluttering place.  I am, as you know, a weather watcher and a prepared mama…just wait!

As we were strolling along the path, toward the car, a wonder sentiment burst in my direction …”War Eagle!” I smiled and replied “War Eagle” and kept moving.  My hubby asked how he knew I was an Auburn fan…I just laughed and said “Honey I do have my Auburn strap on my glasses and a perfect shade of orange sweatshirt.  We recognize each other!”  He simply shook his head.  Auburn fans are everywhere!

As we said goodbye to the Grand Canyon and drove out of the park, with the heat on, we were privileged to see a group of elk.Sorry for the blur…hubby was driving a bit over the speed limit.  

I have more to share but don’t want to overload you with my unedited pictures.  I will do my best to give you a beautiful insight into our vacation!  Till then…

Coffee is my _______! Fill it in!

Peach State

Peach State says: It Is The Last Day of Vacation Bible School!


This is not our banner but at least you have an idea of what our theme was. It has been a busy week filled with excited children and lots of bustling activities. My day has started pretty much the same way…up before light, coffee, time with hubby before he gets ready to leave, and then I begin my race-around-the-house-looking-like-the-comic-book-hero-Flash Gordon! No major accidents…I emphasize MAJOR…to speak of this week. But It Is The Last Day of Vacation Bible School!

I have to remember to get some pics to share…which means I need to leave a little earlier today. I just want to say this has been one of the best VBS’s I have ever been associated with. My group of kids were wonderful and full of spirit and spunk. “A bit more than needed at times…but what can you expect from an active group of fourth graders.” My class was the largest averaging about 28 daily. I had a majority of girls…but my mischevious, wink, wink, group of boys made my week. I must say I will miss seeing their smiling faces and sneaky expressions everyday.

My “social butterfly spirit” has enjoyed seeing friends each day. We will still see each other…just not every morning. “What a way to start out the day…coffee and time with great friends!”. I need to close now but will return later today with an update. I need to get ready for my trek to church and prepare for this rambunctious and loving group.

Thanks for understanding my temporary absence and know that things will return to normal…besides…I can’t wait to tell you about our upcoming Family Vacation!
Until later…Have a great day!

Peach State