A vintage destination that’s still in style: The Grand Canyon!

Before heading out of New Mexico, I needed to find a chiropractor.  The best way for me to do that was to call my own, Dr. Puja Wentworth, and find out if she had any referrals….and of course, she did!  A family member lives in Albuquerque and suggested I go to Dr. Eric Hadady. So, of course, I went!  He was all in all a good chiropractor 🙂 I got an appointment pretty quick, was able to bring Sy with me (which is always a plus!) and felt very comfortable with his assessment and adjustment methods. He even brought out the home grown guns!!  His self proclaimed home grown traction method of adjusting was, well, interesting and effective!  I won’t go into details, but let’s just say that if I find myself in Albuquerque again, I won’t need to find another chiropractor!  I was very happy with the way I walked out of his office and felt that his adjustment was just what I needed.  I can’t seem to find any web presence so, just in case, his office is located at 3921 Juan Tabo Blvd NE in Albuquerque.

Dr. Hadady and Sylar

And the title said the Grand CANYON, not the Grand CAYMAN…get your head out of the sand and think plunging depths, jutting buttes, and a vast labyrinth of the most breathtaking topography known to man.  It is an amazing example of how multiple biological environments and diverse ecosystems can come together to create an ecological refuge for plants and animals.  As long as man stays out of it….and this actually DID take an act of congress to achieve!

We decided to only stay near the Grand Canyon National Park for two days.  It was chilly and pricey.  And with our daredevil children, one day of seeing the Canyon was enough for us older folks hearts!

We decided to spend one morning showing the kids the best and most popular view from the Southern Rim of the Grand Canyon, which is Mather Point.  They had nice views with safety rails!!

Sy ready to document the moment!

 

Annalea protecting her fair face with her lovely pink hat!

 

After taking in the views, we headed out for some late lunch at the local Mexican joint and the younger two stayed at the camper with Daddy while Grace and I headed back out into the canyon for a hike!  We hiked down an amazing trail towards Woo-Hoo Point.  (how can you resist?)

 

views from the path

 

On our way down, we met an interesting young man from Europe who actually hiked through the canyon from the North Rim to the South Rim.  He said it took him about 2.5 days and it was great until the hike OUT of the canyon!

After that crazy hike…which took us twice as long to come back up from, we went out to watch the sunset at Hopi Point.  We should have taken jackets….after then sun went down so did the temperature…a LOT!  But we finally made it and got home around 9 or so.

It was a nice couple of days and I’m glad that we got to do it.  We might do a weekend at the Northern Rim later on in the fall, but we’ll see.

So after the weekend, we got on the road and headed to Las Vegas.  It wasn’t a place that we had originally wanted to visit, but after I realized that my friend Jessica was going to be there for a wedding, we decided to surprise her and dropped in for the week.

IT.  WAS.  AWESOME.  But you’ll have to wait til the next post for pictures 🙂

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