Don’t you love it when you can share a passion with your children?? My mini-me, Claire, has been asking to start a blog for a little while now.? We’ve been talking about it and as soon as she can decide on a name and general theme, we’ll give it a go!
In the meantime, she is itching to write.? My young padawan asked if she could write a post for you today.? Since I planned on talking about our Grand Canyon trip, we thought this would be a perfect fit for Claire.
Taking a cue from my friend Wendy (and her adorable Emi!) at Over the Top Mommy, I decided to let her guest post.?
These #kidbloggers are going to be the next big thing, yo!
Guest post by Claire- Age 9
In May my parents and grandparents took us to the Grand Canyon.? I think it was Mother’s Day but I’m not sure.? My Aunts and cousins came with us.
It took a long time to make the Grand Canyon.
I wish we could hike down and sleep at the bottom, but it would take seven or eight hours to get down, then it would a couple of more hours to get to the campsite.
We hiked down a little bit though.? It was a little slippery due to the tiny rocks and a lot of sand.? Coming back up was hard! It was very steep.? My cousins and big brother went down even farther and we used my Grandmas binoculars to find them. We were still looking for them when they walked out of the top! We missed them on the trail.
There’s a river down there, but I don’t want to go on it. It’s too wild!
It snowed in Arizona which was weird.
It was very cold when we saw the sunrise over the Grand Canyon. It was pretty, with purples and pinks and oranges mixed together.?? I think it’s the same sunset like we see back at our house! (Mom edit... errrr… not exactly.? This kicked our sunrises…well, you know. Keeping it G rated here!)
The hotel was pretty cool.? It was called the Grand Canyon Squire Inn.? It had an indoor arcade, bowling alley, and a waterfall INSIDE the building.? My daddy and I went to a gift shop and learned about some brothers who went down the Colorado River & we saw their real boat.
We ate breakfast there and I thought it was fancy!? My mom liked it because it was free with the room.
Going bowling was the best part of the hotel.
I would love to go back- but only if we can go with the cousins again. And I’d like to take my California cousins next time, too.
Thanks for reading!? Mom says I should ask you a question.? Have you ever been to the Grand Canyon?? Please leave a comment!
Patty Holliday is a Marvel loving, Disney obsessed wife, and mother of four. She’s a travel agent specializing in Disney & Universal vacations- and loves a candid confession. Find her in Virginia (or anywhere frequent flyer miles or her trusty minivan takes her.)