Saturday, March 3

The Grand And The Ordinary

It was past time.

Work and school ceased to be important.

So Princefisher II and Kingfisher took a time out.

Small cabin. Small town. Small budget. Small weekend.

Big memories.

Our capacious quarters. Simple, relaxing, fun. Bring your sleeping bags!

Arizona elk. Bigger than they look in pictures. Cool.

No morning in the whole world beats this view.

Agave, pinion pine, juniper, and the greatest chasm this side of Mars.

King and Prince II share silence. Sometimes words just will not do.

Proof we were there.

Wise old Grand Canyon ravens are cool. This fat bastard isn't.

You cannot understand the impact of this photo.
My son.
The greatness of the natural world.
The two combined.
I want to cry.
One of the famous Grand Canyon long-eared taxis.

A trip astride this beauty should be on everyone's "Before I Die" list.

Oh my goodness, what a cute NEW car!

Time to go home.

We don't know what this all means.

But I am sure time will make it important.


rennratt said...

Time away with one you love is so important.

Your son will remember this for years to come.

Thank you for sharing.

Nooze is already begging to go to the beach. (It's barely 60 here!)

(A quick Mom sidenote: Thank you for covering his face and protecting his identity. Good Dad.)

Anonymous said...

What a great post! I have two sons (18 and 15) so I am right there with you on the enormity of the weekend you just spent with yours.

Well done!

Biff Spiffy said...

How. Freaking. Cool.

Well spoken, sparsely worded but powerfully good. You're his hero, mine too.

tiff said...


now, please come across with the travel know how to reach me.

Cool car! Shiny!

Bebti said...

Of course, if you're an idiot like me and you accidentally scroll down to where "You cannot understand the impact of this photo." is at the top of your screen, it takes on an entirely different meaning...

Glad you had a good time. Looks like a trip I would have enjoyed.

Shari said...

I love the fact that my getaway pictures and your are so dramatically different.

Anonymous said...

God those were incredible. I love that picture of your son -- that's a keeper for sure. Glad you got some quality time with him -- they grow up entirely too fast.