West coast trip: California and Arizona
Arizona > The Grand Canyon
Days 9: And so continues the “sitting” photos. There are so many breathtaking views of the canyon. Everywhere you look is picturesque. I’m so glad we went on this trip! Hopefully next time we’ll be able to hike further down below the rim as well because I know there’s many more things to see there too.
Day 10 consisted of us packing our bags and saying goodbye to Pheonix, Arizona—a city so hot, you could bake a pie on your dashboard, literally. We tried, and to our surprise, it worked! Our trip on the way back home, however, didn’t run as smoothly as we had planned. Although our hotel was located across the street from the airport, we had to go through a maze just to return our rental car, and by the time we actually got ourselves into the airport, we missed our direct flight. It was quite the hassle getting our flights changed for the same day, and there were times when we both felt like we weren’t going to make it back. Lots of running was involved between terminals. Combine that with very tight windows between connecting flights, and a couple of flight delays, which were both a curse and a blessing, makes for a very stressful trip back home. Thankfully we made it back to Toronto on the same night as planned, although a few hours later. Neither of us was looking forward to going into work the following morning.