Rai Sue and I made it to Flagstaff okay, albeit three hours late, which was fine for us since it was 43 degrees when we were supposed to get in at 4am. The delay was caused by the one percent – it would seem you can pay Amtrak to put your own private car on the train, and sometimes those cars break down, delaying everyone else on the train.
Anyway, here we are, heading north to the grand canyon. The weather is perfect – warm sun, cool breeze, clear skies, full heart, can’t lose! We climbed up to 8000 feet through gorgeous pine forests. The elevation change is making us huff and puff a little, but the climb wasn’t too bad since we started at 7000 feet!
Also, big ups to my niece Jennifer who just graduated high school! Congrats!