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Goodbye Brother

"Well Kurt, back to your apartment, we actually gotta get going to get Jake back on time and we gotta see the Grand Canyon since we're out here so we'll unload your stuff and see you later!"  (Talk about me being a jerk of a brother, almost leaving him on the side of the road). 

So the morning was checking into the apartment, saying adios to my bro and then hitting up the Grand Canyon.  We were just blown away.  Not only at the amazing sights of the grand canyon, but also trying to think back to the first Europeans or the Native Americans as they were traveling across the area exploring, trying to find something, and then there it is.

Me in the Canyon
  A huge Canyon making any continuation of their trip impossible.  We were cursing ourselves for not coming sooner to try and hike down the canyon, but that is something that needed to be saved for another day, another trip.  After all, I have family out here now, I can return.  But we still had some amazing views, climbed around on some boulders and scared the crap out of Luke, who was afraid of heights. 

We continued on our way taking a new route home (why not see more of the country when you can) spending the night at a rest stop outside of Las Vegas, New Mexico before hitting the road at sunrise the next morning and returning straight through to Wisconsin.  As we were rolling into Wisconsin we were taking bets on how many miles we traveled and were floored when the trip mileage rolled over to 4000 miles as we approached my driveway.  Road Trip #1 complete.

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Goodbye Brother
Goodbye Brother
Me in the Canyon
Me in the Canyon
Apartments in Flagstaff
Apartments in Flagstaff
View from Flagstaff.
View from Flagstaff.
Contrast before reaching the Grand…
Contrast before reaching the Gran…
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
Luke and Jake at the Grand Canyon
Luke and Jake at the Grand Canyon
Look closely you can find some she…
Look closely you can find some sh…
crazy camera man . . . good work.
crazy camera man . . . good work.
View of the Colorado River
View of the Colorado River
Jake in the canyon
Jake in the canyon
Colorado River throught the Grand …
Colorado River throught the Grand…
Grand Canyon
photo by: Sunflower300