Monday, May 7, 2012


Sorry no post yesterday.  Things kind of went off the rails a little bit.  After an initial underwhelming day at the Grand Canyon, I wasn't too excited at the prospect of going back.  Neither, it seemed, was anyone else. 

Part of it, I think, is that this isn't the type of place you take young children.  They couldn't care less about the majesty staring them in the face.  They aren't the contemplative type of creature.  So they get bored.  Which leads to obnoxiousness and things like chasing lizards near cliff edges.  Not good for parents. 

So nobody seemed excited to go and yet we went anyway.  Small things were magnified and I ended up snapping at Sarah when a much calmer response would have been better.  Then I was cranky, she was cranky and everyone else is weirded out at the cranky Mommy and Daddy.  Sigh.

We went home early and hashed everything out before bed.  Next day, on to Vegas.  I have a love/hate relationship with the drive to Vegas.  On one hand it is beautiful near the Hoover Dam.  On the other, it is windy, hot and steep.  And then we got turned around and ended up spending another hour or so trying to find our way to the park.

Now, we are here.  We are fed, rested-ish and ready to see some stuff.  The fountains of the Bellagio usually put me in a great mood.  We will see.

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