Murdo Girl…On the 8..The Grand Canyon

On Saturday morning, before we left the Walmart parking lot, I called at least ten RV parks hoping to find a spot reasonably close to the Northern Rim of the Grand Canyon. When I was close to giving up, the voice on the other end said, “Let me look, but I think I can help you.” I couldn’t believe my ears when she came back on the line and said the words I thought I would never hear again. “Yes, we have one spot open and I think it’s just what you need.” She was right. We enjoyed a pretty drive and arrived in Kanab, Utah about 4:00 that afternoon. Our next surprise, was that Kanab boasts of being in the heart of the parks. It’s close to so many things  to see, we’ve decided to stay four nights here. Today, was the Grand Canyon.



I made Kip back up on a narrow, winding road so I could get a picture of this Aspen tree. I think the white trunk with the fall leaves made for a pretty contrast with the surrounding trees and the blue sky.

Below are the pictures I took with Kip in them.

Here are the ONLY pictures he took of me.

When we got back to the RV park, Kip handed me his cell phone and said to look at the pictures he took. He thought I might like to use some of them. They were pretty good until I got to these two. I said, “These are terrible.. and they’re in front of a dumpster!” He’s still laughing..says he doesn’t remember taking them. This is the last time I’ll wear twinsie sweatshirts with him!

Sammie watching for cars while I took a picture…Sammie and Patti all tuckered out. No, the cat didn’t go.

It really was a fun day. We went to the Southern Rim of the Grand Canyon last year and it was spectacular. The Northern side is less commercialized, and for all you hikers, there are tons of hiking trails to explore.

Tomorrow we’re going to Bryce Canyon and Zion State Park. I will tell you all about the personality of the town of Kanab in another post.

Have a great day!

20 thoughts on “Murdo Girl…On the 8..The Grand Canyon

  1. countrygirl57 October 22, 2016 / 5:39 am

    Don’t know why but I got October 17-day 8 post today?? Loved reading again. ❤️❤️

    Sent from my iPhone


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    • Mary Francis McNinch October 22, 2016 / 8:33 am

      Uh oh..Wonder how that happened? Only a really good friend would read it again..just posted a new one for you..miss you lots!


  2. America On Coffee October 18, 2016 / 11:45 pm

    You folks are so funny and fun…! Lovely photos…I hope to make a trip there someday.

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    • Mary Francis McNinch October 19, 2016 / 8:30 am

      Thanks AOC..We are fun and funny..If you love nature at it’s best..this is the place to be!

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    • Mary Francis McNinch October 17, 2016 / 8:07 pm

      We spent the whole day along hwy 12, and Bryce Canyon…miles and miles of beauty. We’re going to Zion National Park tomorrow.

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      • lifelessons October 17, 2016 / 8:29 pm

        We saw them all, but the best was that Escalante Hwy. Don’t miss it. Listen to Mother!!!


      • Mary Francis McNinch October 17, 2016 / 10:35 pm

        We did.. We drove all the way to Escalante. We were going to drive to Boulder, but we didn’t want to chance hitting a deer at dusk, so we came back. Is there another Escalante Hwy? Mother


      • lifelessons October 17, 2016 / 10:52 pm

        Mary, if you were on a high ridge that the highway ran along the top of and the land falling away on both sides, you were on it. There were petroglyphs along the way, as well. Both Duckie and I loved it the most of any of our drives there.

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      • lifelessons October 17, 2016 / 10:54 pm

        Yes. If you were on Hwy 12, you were on it.


  3. sanjuan831 October 17, 2016 / 11:04 am

    You are doing it right- your way! Weather looks sunny. We’re having rain, then rain, then a break before showers.

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    • Mary Francis McNinch October 17, 2016 / 6:00 pm

      Been up in the mountains all day. The weather is gorgeous. We have taken so many pictures. I loved your beach pic cuz!

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      • sanjuan831 October 17, 2016 / 6:08 pm

        Yes, having fun but eating a lot. Love the blog & pics! Will keep eyes out for more water towers.


  4. Jean Robinson October 17, 2016 / 7:55 am

    Beautiful scenery! Keep Kip away from the dumpsters! I have never been there so I’m living vicariously through your experiences. Love my trip thus far.

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  5. scoper07 October 17, 2016 / 7:40 am

    Wonderful pictures. I can smell the fresh air from here. The birch trees remind me of the White River. Now I suppose you want us all to send pictures of dumpsters. Good job Kip!!!

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      • scoper07 October 17, 2016 / 8:28 am

        Just say that was some unknown tourist behind those Foster Grants!

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      • sanjuan831 October 17, 2016 / 11:05 am

        Yes! Funny – so no more water tower pics? Dumpsters are easier!

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