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Going on a bus trip
Iris L.
Posted: Friday, March 18, 2016 3:30 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
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I won't be on the boards for a few days  because I am going on a bus trip with one of the senior centers to the Grand Canyon.  We are going to visit the West Rim, where the glass Skywalk is.  Skywalk juts out over the canyon, 4,000 feet above the bottom.  I hope to be able to see some nighttime stars, because it is too light where I live to see many stars.  


I love to travel and take trips, even though the preparation for the trip is hard for me, due to the organization and planning required.  But I make lots of lists, and they do help.


I'll see you all when I return!  


Iris L.


Unforgiven
Posted: Friday, March 18, 2016 3:51 PM
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Have a wonderful time, Iris!  I don't know if that glass skywalk is something I'd want to try.
julielarson
Posted: Friday, March 18, 2016 4:28 PM
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Iris have a great trip, it sounds like it will be lots of fun.
EMay
Posted: Friday, March 18, 2016 4:40 PM
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Have a wonderful time!!
Iris L.
Posted: Friday, March 18, 2016 6:47 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
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Not for those with a fear of heights.


jfkoc
Posted: Friday, March 18, 2016 8:07 PM
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Happy, happy for you and thanks for letting us know so that we won't worry!
llee08032
Posted: Saturday, March 19, 2016 8:22 AM
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Thank you for letting us know you will be away. Have a happy and safe trip Iris. Bon voyage!
alz+
Posted: Saturday, March 19, 2016 1:07 PM
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Iris L. wrote:

 

Not for those with a fear of heights.

HA! when I read about the glass walk my stomach turned, 2 posts further there is the picture!

thank you for telling you would be a way so I don't worry and try to find you and ruin your vacation.

This is so cool! Have fun! God it looks so warm in that photo. The colors, the stars!



His Daughter
Posted: Saturday, March 19, 2016 7:52 PM
Joined: 6/25/2014
Posts: 2270


Enjoy yourself Iris.....you deserve it.
eaglemom
Posted: Sunday, March 20, 2016 8:47 AM
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I am so glad your doing a trip. Thank you for letting us know you'd be off the boards for a bit. When you return I can't wait to hear about it. 

On my 'bucket list' is being brave enough to walk on the walkway!!  Have fun.

eagle


The_Sun_Still_Rises
Posted: Sunday, March 20, 2016 8:52 AM
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Enjoy you trip, hope you be have great time. 

<3


Lisa428
Posted: Monday, March 21, 2016 9:23 AM
Joined: 12/5/2011
Posts: 795


Iris,

Have a great trip.  I'm jealous. I love the Grand Canyon.  Was there last about 4-5 years ago.

Be safe.

Enjoy!

Peace and Hope,

Lisa


Unforgiven
Posted: Monday, March 21, 2016 1:19 PM
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I was there in 1962 at the age of 12.  I bet it's changed a little.

Iris, be sure to pack your copy of 'Safety at the Grand Canyon or How I Learned the Hard Way' by Eileen Dover.  


Mimi S.
Posted: Monday, March 21, 2016 2:45 PM
Joined: 11/29/2011
Posts: 7027


Iris, By now maybe you are on your return trip.  I know I wrote a note. I think I forget to hit post.

 I hope you are having a grand time. I was there before that viewing deck was built. I walked partway down the donkey trail shooting photos like mad.  Finally it hit me, i should have finished the roll. No roll.  I did the sunset and sunrise. Thought I'd be the only one up before light. There was a small, friendly group there.

 Good memories.

Afterwards I toured Canyon de Chey.


Iris L.
Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2016 6:03 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 18354


I'm back from the Grand Canyon.  I did not do Skywalk, because I took a helicopter trip instead, into the canyon.  We landed just above the Colorado River and got out and walked about, looking at the layers of rock formations.


I came  home with a cold and fever, so I'll be taking it easy for a few days.


Iris L.


julielarson
Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2016 6:06 PM
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Welcome back, it sounds like you had some fun on your trip..
julielarson
Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2016 6:25 PM
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Oh and feel better soon.
Mimi S.
Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2016 6:49 PM
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Welcome back. 

That helicopter ride sounds fabulous. 

What a memory. 

When I did an Elderhostel of the area so many years ago, rock formations were one of the things we studied. A new one had been found. I'd just retired from teaching and was disappointed I wouldn't be sharing the information with students. 

Iris, you have shown all of us PED that we can still learn!!

Take care!


Mimi S.
Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2016 6:56 PM
Joined: 11/29/2011
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  1.  

Welcome back.

That helicopter ride sounds fabulous.

What a memory. When I did an Elderhostel of the area so many years ago, rock formations were one of the things we studied. A new one had been found. I'd just retired from teaching and was disappointed I wouldn't be sharing the information with students. 

  1. Iris, you have shown all of us PWD that we can still learn!!

    Take care!


jfkoc
Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2016 7:21 PM
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Glad you are back...sorry about the cold...take care!

Mimi...did you go to Chaco Canyon? I would love to spend the night there.


llee08032
Posted: Friday, March 25, 2016 8:17 AM
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Welcome home Iris! Feel better.
Mimi S.
Posted: Friday, March 25, 2016 8:24 AM
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Posts: 7027


Jfkoc.

Indeed I did. I did the tour of the upper rim by myself. That night I stayed at the hotel there run by the native tribe. The towels were real towels, blue, as I recall, and so luxorious. The next day I went on a tour of the floor of the canyon, focused mainly on the ancient living sites. The group was small.  Well worth the trip. I was there in the late 80s, so I've no idea what it's like now. It was most undeveloped and non-commercial at the time.


The_Sun_Still_Rises
Posted: Friday, March 25, 2016 4:36 PM
Joined: 7/24/2015
Posts: 3020


Hope you be feel better soon.  Glad you returned safely you trip...glad you got do such amazing things.  Plenty rest an fluids...an take care you. 

<3


a_step@a_time
Posted: Saturday, March 26, 2016 2:33 AM
Joined: 11/21/2015
Posts: 237


welcome back Iris!  Glad you are out enjoying yourself.  I hope you feel better.  You may be like me.... I catch every illness that passes me.