Our friends invited us a few months ago to hike the Grand Canyon with them, rim to rim. Don talked to Byron on the phone about it and he said, "you could just hike part of it with us and turn around and go back..." Don got off the phone with him and said to me, they think we can't do it! Which is kind of a joke, but not really. And since my husband likes to prove people wrong, he said, we're in! So we had been "training." Don was much better at training than I was. Then at the last minute, Byron hurt his back and they were out. well we decided to go anyway, as our 10 year anniversary trip. But we decided we wouldn't do the whole 24 miles. We ended up doing 12.
So we dropped the kids off with Rey and Mary and we headed out to our certain death. Just kidding. We obviously survived.
After our hike, we met up with our old friends and had dinner in Flagstaff. It was fitting since they were our very first couple friends, 10 years ago. We went back to their house for ice cream, which we were all so tired, we probably should have skipped the ice cream! Paul went into the other room and fell asleep with his kids.
The next morning we left in hopes of making it to the last part of church. But our car had other plans. It broke down an hour away from home.
We waited outside a repair shop for my brother to come get us. The rest of Sunday we spent sleeping at our house. The next morning I drove to meet Rey and Mary to get the kids. They were so excited to see me. Oscar didn't seem to care too much about seeing me, but when I tried to him back to Rey for a minute, he didn't want to go. I was relieved to find he did in fact miss me. Macie said, "Hey! Why does Oscar just get to love you!" So we all did a lot of hugging. It didn't take long for their love to turn into car fights, because that's what kids do on car trips. They fight over who has the electronic device. I was told the kids were great in St, David. They tried, especially Macie, to catch Mittens the kitten, but she was never able to. She just got a bunch of scratches on her harms! Too bad. I can imagine Macie trying all day to catch that darn cat.