Let’s talk about the Grand Canyon! One of my nieces recently posted a picture of her kids standing next to the edge. I have so many great memories of this national park! When I was young, my Uncle Jim and Aunt Dixie lived in the park, where he worked as a park ranger. Some of my very favorite memories were riding up to the canyon from southeastern Arizona, where I grew up.

My cousin Carrie, who has since passed on, and I would, on occasion, walk down the trail. This was from the south rim, where they lived. There was a point in the hike where it was posted that you shouldn’t go any further without water. That was usually the point where we’d turn around and head back up to the top.

I miss those days so much! Enough, at least, that the Grand Canyon made it on to my bucket list twice. I have been back a couple times since then, but only for quick overnight visits. It would be wonderful to spend some time there, once again. Number 42 on my bucket list is to hike the canyon from rim to rim. Number 43 is to fly over the canyon on a helicopter. Who wants to go with me?

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