This past week Roman Emerson and I traveled to Utah. We stopped in Flagstaff to hang out with a friend of mine Mike Wilson. He works for the Grand Canyon in the IT department. We visited a bunch of Native American ruins around flag staff. That was pretty cool. I was surprised at how many buildings there were that were still standing that were built by Native Americans. All of these were, of course, built from stone.
Then we visited the Grand Canyon, that is quite amazing. Now that I have seen down into it I want to hike down to the river. It was fun to take my boys and have them experience it also.
We hiked a bit, maybe a 1/2 mile on the bright angle trail. On the way down Mike Wilson ran into one of the head scientists and a colleague that were on their way out. They had been down checking air quality in the Canyon. Wow what a cool job, being able to hike into the Grand Canyon as part of your job.
Mike also told us about the cookies at Jacob lake, which we tried out, on our way to Saint George.
As we left Flagstaff on Wednesday morning it was 57 degrees Fahrenheit and about 110 when we pulled into St. George. It’s nice to feel the cold once and a while but I do prefer the heat.