Last Fall I posted on the blog that tourist helicopters are no longer allowed to fly over the Grand Canyon. Evidently that is not the case. I read today that several people perished in a helicopter crash yesterday. It occurred near the West Rim, whereas most overlooks are located at the South(east) Rim and North(east) Rim.
I should also take this opportunity to apologize for not yet posting pictures from prior trips, as I said I would. Since getting back home to North Carolina at the end of October I have been fairly busy with various projects and while I have looked back at the many (27,132 to be exact) pictures I took I have not yet posted any additional photos. I have more from the early portion of my most recent trip (when I only posted one-at-a-time) and still plan to post photos from earlier trips. Those of you who know me also know that I am a procrastinator. I miss the discipline of posting (most) every night as I did while on-the-road.
And for those of you who might be curious, I logged over 33,600 miles from July 5 through October 31. I still plan to travel west again (primarily California) starting in May. The Alaska portion I have been talking about will likely be postponed to 2019. I was quite shocked to find out how much it costs to transport the car on a ferry from Washington state to Anchorage ($ 6,000 round trip!).
I haven’t forgotten about the blog. I promise I’ll be posting again soon!