Friday, May 17, 2013

Time Flies

On the 17th of last month I was heading to the airport in the city of Lost Wages Las Vegas to pick up our dear friends from back home who had taken their vacation time to come out west to visit with us.

It's hard to believe that a month has already gone by since their visit.  It seemed to take forever for April 17 (and for them) to get here, then the week they were here FLEW by and here it is a month later already.  My how time flies!  I miss them.  If they weren't about to have their first grandbaby I'd kidnap them.

I digress...

We had an AMAZING time!  And saw AMAZING sights!

They were only going to be here for a week so I got busy planning an itinerary that would allow us to pack in as much sight-seeing as possible which included the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Route 66, old mines and mining towns, the Joshua Tree forest and Nelson's Landing overlooking the Colorado River.  We also dined at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. on the Colorado River and went 4-wheeling through the desert and over a mountain ridge.  Stayed a night at the Grand Canyon and even got to stay at a Bed & Breakfast in Williams, the gateway to the Grand Canyon and such a cute town!

Of course, LOTS of photos were shot between her and I while our Hubby's toted our camera equipment.  (We have awesome Hubby's!)

I'm slowly going through all the photos and picking out my faves.  I'll show them to you a few at a time so you don't get bored and overwhelmed.

For starters, we took the bus tour that traveled along the western side of the Canyon.  There were nine stops all together and we got off at almost every one of them.

If you look close you can see part of the Colorado River in the center of the photo.

At one of the stops I passed this tree and knew I had to try and capture it with the wispy clouds behind it...

The tree seems to be showing off the canyon and saying 'Tada, here is one of the greatest wonders of the world for your viewing pleasure'!

The sun is extremely harsh here so getting a decent shot where the image is washed out and over-exposed is somewhat of a challenge.  I shot the same photo several times using different exposures and ISO settings.  It was good practice.

We spent two days at the canyon so I'll have a few more canyon shots to show you but, for now, I hope y'all have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Till next time,


TexWisGirl said...

so beautiful! glad you had an eventful and fun week!

Country Gal said...

Wonderful photos ! Looks and sounds like you had a great time ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

Debbie Linkous said...

A month ago, right now....was sitting on your sofa waiting for CountryBoy to walk through the door and start off our week of AMAZING! We had SUCH a great time - but then, we always do with ya'll. Can't wait to see you again. Miss you too.... Love ya!

Gail Dixon said...

You picked out two excellent images to show us! The river winding through the canyon is so beautiful and the tree has so much character. Sounds like an amazing visit. :)

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

That first one is amazing, so immense! It must be a wonder filled sight!

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