After hiking for a couple hours we were pretty tired so we camped on the trail under a big rock overhang. It was a little cold...ok really cold...and I woke up to every hiker that passed but I was so glad to be out of the suburban and lying down that it didn't even matter.
The next morning we got into the Indian village. I couldn't wait to take my pack off :) But, after registering we still had another two miles to hike down into the campground. But from there we could see the river and we got our first view of this:
We spent the next two days at the bottom of the grand canyon, swimming and playing in the beautiful blue green water, relaxing and playing games. Oh, and eating dehydrated food (that part actually wasn't even that bad). On the second day we went on an awesome hike down the river where we played in smaller waterfalls all along the way. I loved every minute.
Dallin fell in love with all of the frogs and the card game "scum" (which we played with princess cards). We also had fun exploring some of the smaller canyons and caves up in the rock walls of the canyons. We didn't want to leave, especially because that meant an 11 mile hike back up out of the canyon with some pretty mean switchbacks. After getting to the top we collectively decided it was one of the hardest things we had ever done. And that's why we came home with blisters.