After graduation, we finished cleaning out her apartment. Anything not worth shipping home we donated to a charity thrift shop. We still sent home four small and two large boxes of stuff, plus she had four suitcases and two carry-ons.
But before we came home, we made a trip to the Grand canyon. I have never been, and I didn't plan to get that close and not go, so we drove up from Tempe and stayed two nights in Tusayan, the small village outside of the Grand Canyon National Park. We spent a morning viewing the South Rim, did some souvenir shopping and had lunch, then relaxed at the hotel until it was time for dinner at El Tovar, the national park lodge that's perched on the South Rim. It was lovely!
Here are a few pictures. If you've never been, it's really something that lives up to the hype.