Tuesday, 10 May 2011
Las Vegas Day 8 - Mother's day
Our pilot, Fred was bubbly and fun and amusing, and he was really helpful getting the life jackets onto the kids. We had 3 other ladies in our chopper and we were in one of the really nice helicopters with windows all around the front! Fred said that our other chopper was broken so we got upgraded to that one, and I don't know if that was true or not but it really was better than the other helicopters.
Then onto the Grand Canyon. We flew to the Western Rim of the canyon, and gosh it's so vast. Most of it belongs to a tribe of American Indians as their own sovereign lands but there are parts that are available for public use and we landed on the bit that Sundance was allowed to use. Once there we all had cute little picnic baskets with a breakfast inside and champagne for me and hubby and juices for the kids. We didn't actually eat much - there was a croissant and a muffin and a muesli bar inside but I only nibbled on the croissant - as there wasn't much time to eat because we spent most of our time walking around taking pictures.
Then back we went to the hotel for sleepies. The kids were tired and it was quite cold too.