The trip got off to a bumpy start... literally. We took off from Detroit into a storm, and if nothing else, I was impressed with how well-made an airplane is. It didn't break in half! That told me it was going to be a good trip.
And I learned a lesson or two about the Prickly Pear Cactus. They don't pull out easily. Thank goodness I only got impaled by two of those guys.
Arizona dragonflies are large and this one hovered long enough for me to snap his photo.
Ok, so this guy wasn't actually alive, but there are live ones out there in the forest!
The squirrels out there have white tails and pointy ears. They are very shy and difficult to photograph.
We stayed in a Cabin right on the Rim. And I was able to go outside and see more stars than I have ever seen.