Friday, October 19, 2007

Grand Canyon Bound

Well, I'm off to the Grand Canyon. When I signed up for this trip last March, it sounded like a great idea and I had nearly 7 months to get ready. Plenty of time. Right?

Instead, what do I do? Nothing. Almost purposefully at times. I think sometime during the summer I wrote this trip off in my mind. I was considering taking a job that would prevent me going. I was considering some elective surgery that might conflict. I was considering the fact that I'd probably puke up a lung hiking a mile uphill at altitude.

But in my normal procrastination style, I kept putting off canceling, too. I didn't want to let down my good friend Gloria for one thing. I figure if I keep backing out on trips sooner or later she'll stop inviting me.

So, at the beginning of Oct I finally decided to commit. I booked a flight, paid the balance on the trip and started to go to the gym.

I leave early in the am. Driving to Buffalo, then flying to Charlotte NC, then to Phoenix, then to Flagstaff. Something like 17 hours of total travel time. Serves me right for leaving it so long to book the flight.

Wish me luck!

(I promise to post photos--of both the Canyon and my blisters.)

7 comments:

Barrie said...

I think you should've booked a trip to San Diego! Reading on the beach, sipping a margarita in Old Town, munching on apple pie in Julian...

Looking forward to your GC pics. :)

Alli said...

Have fun, Maureen. Here's to blisters, heat exhaustion and cold beers at the end of the day!

Sara Hantz said...

Wow, sounds an awesome trip. Hope you have lots of fun. Can't wait to see the pics.

Eileen said...

You don't need luck- you've got moxie. Plus you're a writer- not matter how the trip goes you'll make it sound really interesting in the retelling.

Wylie Kinson said...

Looking forward to the pics!

Christine d'Abo said...

Have a great trip! I can't wait to see the pictures. :)

Marilyn Brant said...

Hope you're enjoying the Grand Canyon, Maureen! Looking forward to hearing about the details...

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