Friday, May 05, 2006

Home sweet home

AC and I at Desert View point in the Grand Canyon.

These two weary travellers are home safe and sound from their trip and are now trying to get bodies adjusted to this time zone again.

Oh, we had a Grand and glorious time indeed, and we sure didn't let any grass grow under our feet. Our motto was - we can sleep when we get home - so we were up early each morning and didn't stop till late each night in order to squeeze as much as we could into every day. I think we packed three weeks of sight seeing into one week!!!! Yikes! At the end of the trip I was on sensory overload indeed and felt like I couldn't take in one more breathtaking view.

I am going to need a few days to let everything sink in and gel in my mind before I can write coherently about our trip. I have so many sensations tumbling through my mind right now I don't know where to start recording thoughts and feelings about them. Seeing the Grand Canyon was something I dreamed about for many years, and now that the dream has come true I am having a hard time articulating my feelings.

I was overwhelmed and awed by the beauty of nature all around me with each step that I took. The Grand Canyon, the red rocks of Sedona, the intricate etchings in desert sands, the tortured and twisted canyon trees, the fresh beauty of oasis trees, the diversity of cactus, the strange beauty of lava cones and flows, the delicate beauty of desert flowers, the thrilling sound of bird songs at sunset, the ever changing desert skies, the rocks shaped and decorated by Mother Nature, using only her tools of time, wind and rain. Oh my, she is such a talented artist. I am totally in awe of all that I saw.

Complimenting the beauty of nature was the touch of friendship. Meeting old blog friends and hearing the sound of their voice was such a treat. How amazing to meet for the first time, yet feel like old friends.

AC has lots of pics over on his blog, and will be posting more each day, so be sure to check it out.

Now it is time to make some lunch, pick up at coffee at Tim's and go sit by the water and let the beauty of home wrap its arms around us and refresh us after our rather wonderful but exhausting trip.

Hope you find a refreshing spot in which to sit today. Wrap yourself in the beauty of home and enjoy.

Talk to you all later.


Gina said...

Glad you also had a good time, Cuppa.

The desert has its own wonderful, strange beauty that never fails to entrance me.

kathy said...

I know how you feel, It's beautiful there. Glad to hear you had a wonderful time. I haven't made it yet to Anvilcloud's blog yet...I'm making my rounds now...looking forward to hearing more about your trip.

methatiam said...

It's the first time I've truely understood the phrase "old friends who've never met."

Granny said...

Dishwashing intervened. I love your descriptions and now I'm going to see if Anvilcloud has anything up yet.

megz_mum said...

Sounds like a wonderful holiday - would love to see the Grand Canyon one day, will have to be satisfied seeing your photos for now!

Iona said...

I'm happy you had a great time! I loved all the pictures on AC's blog! It's really a place I'd like to go to some day as well...

luna pie said...

Thanks for the words of encouragement Sauntie Ue! YOu're right - turn around time is over time to get rockin! Look like you and uncle J had an amazing trip - but it IS always nice to get home, isn't it? The Grand Canyone is definitley on my list of things to see! Talk to you soon!