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Rained Out

August 24, 2017

Today was supposed to be one of the highlights of our whole trip. The plan was to spend the day whitewater rafting in the Colorado River at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, then take a helicopter flight back up to the Western Rim, and then go on the Sky Walk (that glass bridge that juts out over the canyon).

But as we drove to our tour operator’s pickup spot, it started raining hard, and two hours later it hasn’t stopped. The tour operator sent a ranger to check on the dirt road that takes us to the river, and he said it’s not even close to driveabile, with some sections indistinguishable from the river itself. Our tour was cancelled.

Thanks to the lightning, the Sky Walk is also closed, and helicopter tours aren’t running.

We’re hugely disappointed, obviously.

With few other options, we’re going to head to the Hoover Dam and Las Vegas a day early, and maybe see a show in Vegas tonight.

Sigh. At least we’ll be able to sleep late tomorrow.

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  1. Ln Cogan permalink
    August 24, 2017 10:03 pm

    Sorry to read about your rain. Our eclipse trip featured heavy clouds and rain during much of the eclipse. Wishing you a wonderful rest of the trip and sending love and hugs to all of you. Please tell Sam that his coin sorter finally has arrived. Love, Mom

    On Thu, Aug 24, 2017 at 10:31 AM, The Hamster and the Highway wrote:

    > ABH posted: “Today was supposed to be one of the highlights of our whole > trip. The plan was to spend the day whitewater rafting in the Colorado > River St the bottom of the Grand Canyon, then take a helicopter flight back > up to the Western Rim and go on the Sky Walk (th” >

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