The family and I spent the next day of our Arizona trip at one of my favorite places in the world: The Grand Canyon. It was every bit as beautiful as I remembered, although there was a fire near the east side of the park, so the views from the Desert View Watchtower were a bit hazy.

I think the Grand Canyon amazed the boys at first, but little boys can only look at a giant hole in the ground for so long. We spent a long time walking along the rim of the canyon. We even had a close encounter with some mule deer.

Next time we go to the canyon the boys should be old enough to walk on the trails down to the bottom. I doubt we will make it all the way, but it would be amazing to hike a mile or so down and back up.