The hike brought us two miles along the edge of the Canyon. The trail was blacktop and a safe enough distance from the edge for the kids. We stopped at a few overlooks where more pictures were snapped. The hike ended at the Bright Angel Lodge where the students could buy ice cream to reward themselves for their hike, do some shopping, or sit and enjoy the scenery. My favorite quote of the day was "it looks like a giant painted backdrop!"
A tired group of Grand Western travelers boarded the bus to head the last few hours to Sedona, AZ. Sedona is a beautiful town settled among the brilliant red rock formations of Arizona. We arrived at the hotel and reconvened at the pool for a pizza/pool party as the sun was setting. Fun was had by all as they burned off the last of their energy from the day.
(The giant whirlpool they worked for 30 minutes to achieve)