Life doesn't always go your way. No matter how well prepared your plans are, life will foil one or two along the road.
These were the lessons
Then.. life. Disaster struck about a third of the way into the trip. Our poor Jeep was no match for the elevation gain and astounding heat. Between our home and the Grand Canyon lays a 6,900 feet elevation gain and the ominous Mojave Desert. Literally the hottest place in the United States. Surrounded by miles and miles of nothing. The Mojave Desert took victory over our trip (and apparently many others judging by the heavy littering of over heated cars on the highway). We accepted defeat and turned around towards home.
As awful as the whole experience was.. we made it through together. If I were to be stranded in a desert furnace, at least it was with my husband.
Stay tuned for Grand Canyon trip: Attempt Two!