Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Grizwalds visit several Large Holes, then go home

We jam packed the fun into the last segment of our trip: Grand Canyon, Mesa Verde, Black Canyon, river rafting on the Arkansas River, the Million Dollar Highway, the Mining Museum in Leadville, and the Royal "Rip Off" at Royal Gorge.

When we went rafting on the Arkansas River, we had a paid river guide who was responsible to keep us all from drowning. But it didn't take long for Dad, and his 23 years of military training, to assert himself as the captain of our ship. Pretty soon on the trip, Dad was barking out orders to everybody in the boat.

"Row! Row! Row!" he commanded.

The Dutch family that shared our boat and the young twenty-something guide weren't really sure how to handle Dad.

Finally, Mom shut him down with, "This isn't your boat, General Washington."

The video below highlights a nice opening shot of Shiprock in New Mexico.

That's it for the Grizwald Family Vacation, and the end of my series in "old movies." We now return you to your regularly schedule program...

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