I'm going to try and keep this post short and sweet so I can include photos from my adventures in Casa Grande and beyond (thank you Starbucks WiFi).
First of all, the Grand Canyon/weekend in Phoenix was so much fun! I had a great time working/running the 5K at the zoo and was really proud of my time, considering my training and how hard we've been working out on the trail. Setting up for the pet walk at Tempe Town Lake was also a good time and I mostly enjoyed it because it was a gorgeous day and now I know how nice of a location the lake is. I was so happy to see my parents at the Grand Canyon and it was an absolutely AMAZING experience to see one of the natural wonders of the world (and the best-known, I found out). The weather wasn't the greatest (snowy and cold when we got there) but the sunrise on Monday morning was absolutely amazing).
Right now I'm in a Starbucks in Phoenix, anxiously awaiting Erick's arrival into the airport. I'm so happy to have him visiting me and I can wait for the fun we have planned for the weekend (not forgetting the community build in Casa Grande, of course).
ALSO, BIG NEWS, I found out my project for next round. I'll be working with the Grand Canyon Trust, on the Pariah Plateau/Pariah Canyon/various places of the sort near the border of Arizona and Utah. I'm really excited for the project, my shuffle TL, and the team (my roommate Kristen is on it!)
Anyway, I don't want to talk for too much longer, so I'm going to pop some photos in here and call it a day. Hope it's warm and snuggly wherever you are!