Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Grand Canyon and Beyond

It has been a few weeks since Tanya and I posted.
We checked out for a few weeks.
I wanted to bring you up to date on our adventures. Our trekk across the Grand Canyon was a blast. If you have the opportunity to visit and run there, Do it! It will be an experience you will never forget!! Words can't explain the beauty and vast size of the place; so I will let pictures do all the talking.
The Monday after the Grand Canyon we jumped on a plane; and spent 2 weeks on the pink sand beaches of Bermuda. While there we ran the Bermuda Days 1/2 marathon which takes place on the island holiday "The 24th of May". I have to honestly say of all of the races I have run, I had never felt so much LOVE from the crowd. I can't wait to go back and run this race next year.
Note: if your not a local (Bermudian: Tanya is, I'm not) you cannot run the race officially. So I did not get an official time, but it was a blast!!




DAY ONE


GOING FROM SOUTH TO NORTH


VIEW FROM THE TOP LOOKING NORTH
BRIGHT ANGEL TRAIL BELOW
GROUP SHOT
THE DAY HAS JUST BEGUN
THE COLORADO RIVER BELOW


JEANNETTE COOLING OFF AT RIBBON FALLS




TANYA STRIKING A POSEMAC STUNNED BY THE COLD WATER


CACTUS FLOWER IN FULL BLOOMTREKKING OFF TRAILHEADING UP THE NORTH RIMCATHY AND DAVID RELAXING AFTER GETTING TO THE NORTH RIM




DAY TWO

THE NORTH RIM LODGE HEY WAIT FOR MESNOW STILL ON THE NORTH SIDE

TANYA HEADING DOWN THE NORTH SIDE HEADING BACK ACROSS THE COLORADO RIVERGETTING CLOSE TO THE TOP

HE WAS ONLY A FEW FEET OFF THE TRAIL!

TANYA AND JEANNETTE WAITING FOR THE TROOPS TO FINISH

Happy Trails,

Marc and Tanya


5 comments:

Reese said...

I've been waiting to hear how your trip went, what a great vacation / excursion.

Pamela Ann said...

Hello Tanya and Marc,
I appreciate you both sharing your running ventures. I love the locations and look forward to viewing your blogspot. Im a artist and a runner. Im combining both my passions together on canvas and your pix & spirits has been very motivating. I've run a couple of marathons and I admire you both. Maybe one day we will meet on a trail, run or a gallery. Look forward to the blogs. Pamma (pammajoi@aol.com)

Dr. Marc and Tanya said...

Pamela,
Thank You, we look forward to meeting and running with you also.
MJ

Jilly C. said...

Beautiful...just beautiful! Nice that you brought your pet goat along. I loved all the pictures and Hunter (my border terrier) dug your music choice of Otis, his head went side to side and ear forward.

Dr. Marc and Tanya said...

Jill,
Glad to hear hunter is digging the music, he has good taste :) I love music of all types, I hope other also enjoy the tunes when they visit our site.
MJ