The Grand Canyon has been on my bucket list of places to see before I die for a long time. Cory, too, has also longed to go, and so it seemed like a good choice for our first vacation together. We were leaving a few days after my finals so I didn’t have a lot of time to think about the trip, what we would do, etc. We were just going for a weekend so we really couldn’t plan much anyway. I knew I wanted to see the Watchtower and of course the canyon.
I was feeling a bit nervous because this was my first trip with a significant other. Cory and I get along well and haven’t argued about anything. So my worry was “what if he decides after this trip he doesn’t want to be with me anymore?!” You know the usual irrational thoughts.
We left on a Saturday morning; we had to be up at 4AM to get to the airport in time and catch our plane. Knowing we had to be up that early I didn’t sleep well and woke up way before the alarm. We made it to Phoenix by 9am their time. As we were taking the shuttle from the airport to the rental car lot, I got very excited to see my first catci in person, and why did I not realize that Phoenix has palm trees? I saw my very first palm trees in San Francisco back in 2009 and hadn’t seen any since.
The guy who was walking us to our rental car was talking it up and I see us walking toward this adorable lime green car. I guess some people don’t want to be seen in a lime green car but it was perfect for the road trip we had ahead to the Grand Canyon.