While in Vegas for an International Aerial Circus Hall of Fame celebration for my Grandpa and his brothers, why not indulge in a little aerial adventure myself? I looked into taking a helicopter to the base of the Grand Canyon, landing, and then having a few hours to explore.... I won't lie - I was frightened a bit by the helicopter flight and knew the wind in and around the Canyon could at times be fierce, but would I let that fear keep me grounded? Ummmm..... NO! Lauren and I were front seat passengers, baby!!
....and we are OFF!
There are no words that could possibly express the rest of this experience, so let these photos speak for me......
Here is a miniature version of 'What I Wore' since I have such a fabulous background!
Boots: Keen on sale at an unbelievable price HERE
Long johns underneath (you will see them later - I ditched the overalls during my trek) : Target
This is Eagle Point at the Hualapai reservation. Can you see the eagle?
Then we headed to Guano Point. This is where supposedly back in the 40s and 50s, they mined bat guano for fertilizer... still on the Hualapai Indian Reservation:
then it was back on the helicopter for the flight back to Vegas. We had the back seat on the way back and it was just as breathtaking as the flight out there...
After we came over the mountains and could normally see Las Vegas, the dust had gotten stirred up so much there was pretty much zero visibility, so no view of the strip upon returning. All said and done, this was an experience of a lifetime and I SURVIVED!! I would also do it again in a heartbeat. This has been a highlight of my life for sure......