Monday, March 29, 2010
Desert Botanical Garden, our lovely Seattle Mariners, and of course, the warm and dry weather. From there we drove north to Flagstaff and the glorious Grand Canyon, where there was still plenty of snow on the ground but clear and sunny skies. I got all fired up about making plans to hike rim to rim through the canyon next year, but after getting home and researching it I was a little dismayed by all the gruesome ways hikers have died there. Breaking a leg and then drowning in a flash flood! Drinking tea brewed from poisonous flowers! Heat stroke! Dehydration! Hypothermia! Lightning! I would need a companion, (Drew already says hell no), and some experience with desert hiking. Maybe it will be a 2011 adventure. For now, I'm just relaxed and happy after a week of sunshine, baseball, and gorgeous scenery.