I'll tell you.
It's things like this:
Falling in love with a group of people in a magical place.
Getting to know them fast. Learning what their laughter sounds like. Letting them see you cry.
|Sunrise on The Colorado at Lee's Ferry|
We set out from Lee's Ferry under a new moon, celebrated by the Perseid meteor shower. (You know that if you share a shooting star with someone you'll be friends for life?) I shared my stars with fifteen new lifelong friends that first night.
At Redwall cavern, jumping for joy!
Every single day on that river was amazing.
And I mean EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.
And it was a journey alright. I hear that pictures are worth a thousand words. So to tell the story, I'll share some photos for now and write a thousand words later.
Come, let's dive in - this is what a journey looks like:
Taking it all in.
Paddling our hearts out.
Making meals together.
Healing each other.
And saying goodbye too soon.
Shining our lights.
Taking time out at the 'groover' - our loo with a view.
And enjoying the quiet moments.
We finished at Diamond Creek 16 days later with our hearts and the moon full.
Reflecting on the Grand Canyon.
It was magic.
It was like being in love.
I'll never be the same again.
And that's what made it a journey.
Gratitude for these beautiful photos to the following members of the canyon crew: Adam Lindenburger, Gerrit McGowan, Kaeli Benoit, Joanne McGrew, Joseph Daniel & Sarah Brown.