Archives for: August 2005, 03
After a week of vacation, I have caught up on my sleep. I wake after 7 Â½ hours ready for the day. Last night we arrived at the Grand Canyon after dark. We set the alarm for 7:15, but I was wide awake at 6:30. I hadn't run since we left home, so I decided to slip out of the room and go for a run along the rim.
I ran for about 10 minutes along a path through the woods, then suddenly I could see the Grand Canyon. The sun was already up, but the colors still had the soft muted look of dawn. It was breath taking! I may never have a run like that again in my life. The image is etched in my memory.
I ran along the rim for 15 minutes, then headed back. The rest of the family was still asleep. I took a quick shower, then woke them for breakfast.
We spent the morning riding the national park shuttle to Grand Canyon viewpoints. I was looking forward to lunch. There was a cafeteria at one of the lodges. Except for salad, the only place I had eaten a fresh vegetable on this vacation was in Durango. I was thinking of broccoli for sure and squash, perhaps even sweet potato or fresh greens, if I was lucky.
What a disappointment. Their "cafeteria" was a food court. There wasn't even a salad bar - mostly hot sandwiches, cold sandwiches, pizza, and pasta. One counter had a plate lunch with potatoes and a vegetable of the day. Hopefully I asked about the vegetable. It was green beans cooked with cauliflower. Not for Type Os. At the Mexican booth I could get taco salad made to order. That looked like the best Type O choice available. I chose black beans and shredded beef. It was tasty, but not as good as the abundant cafeteria vegetables I had imagined.