TURNING 70 IN MAGNIFICENT CANYONS OF ARIZONA, UTAH

INTRODUCTION

About a week or so before my 70th birthday – June 3, 2015 – I told Elizabeth not to plan any surprise parties this year. Instead, I wanted us to drive up to the high country of Arizona, and spend some time doing what neither of us has ever done before – visiting the beautiful northern canyons of our great state of Arizona, and maybe also drive into Utah for more of the same.

I added that I wanted to have a birthday dinner at a rustic pioneer-style western restaurant. Nothing fancy, just simple cowboy food.

Well, Elizabeth arranged for a surprise family dinner party anyway. To make sure it
did not conflict with our trip, she did it three days early – on May 31 (see TURNING 70… IN ARIZONA HIGH COUNTRY, SURPRISE DINNER, LEAVING HOME ON A MOZART HIGH).  Screen Shot 2015-05-31 at 10.50.49 AM

Two days later, on June 2, we took off on our northern canyon adventure.

As I was working on the latest travelogue – about my actual birthday spent on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon – several revelations popped up. One of them was about the significance and the prevalence of No. 3 throughout the trip. Even the final distance traveled – 1,233 miles – is a TRIPLE 3 numerologically!

The second revelation was about the three (here we go again!) sacred animals that showed up in physical form – Deer, Condor and Raven – in order of appearance.
A TRIP OF NUMBER 3’s: Birthday trip 2015 map

Overall, it was a 4-day, 3-nights, 1,233-mile 70th birthday trip through 3 states. It encompassed 3 great canyons, dozens of “minor” ones, 3 hikes, 3 birthday gifts from the spirit realm, 4 spirit messengers (Deer, Condor, Raven, Bison), and great birthday dinner in a rustic setting of an Arizona pioneer-style restaurant in Marble Canyon. And oodles, and oodles of fun (see the map).

So what’s all this about the No. 3 popping all over this trip? imgres-1

Well, my birthday is the 3rd day of the month. And the No. 3 also resonates with energies of the Ascended Masters.  It indicates that the Ascended Masters are around us, assisting when asked. The Ascended Masters help us focus on the Divine spark within ourselves and others, and assist us with manifesting our desires. They help us to find peace, clarity and love within. And inspire us to create in harmony with the Divine in alignment with the forces of the universe.

“Number 3 resonates with the energies of optimism and joy, inspiration and creativity, speech and communication, good taste, imagination and intelligence, sociability and society, friendliness, kindness and compassion.  Number 3 also relates to art, humor, energy, growth, expansion and the principles of increase, spontaneity, broad-minded thinking, synthesis, triad, heaven-human-earth, past-present-future, thought-word-action, demonstrates love through creative imagination, comprehensive, fulfillment, encouragement, assistance, talent and skills, culture, wit, a love of fun and pleasure, freedom-seeking, adventure, exuberance, brilliance, free-form, being brave, non-confrontational, free-form, rhythm, passion, surprise, sensitivity, self-expression, affability, enthusiasm, youthfulness, enlivenment, psychic ability, manifesting and manifestation.” (see Meaning of Numbers).

SPECIAL BIRTHDAY GIFTS FROM SPIRIT REALM

Most of the time, we had no or poor cell phone connection. Which is why we had to wait to get back home to post some pictures and report on what happened during the trip.

Kyanite necklessOne of the things that happened was that kept getting birthday gifts, both from the spirit as well as earthly realms.  In Sedona, I got three of them. At the Bryce Canyon I got the fourth.  And that’s in addition to those I received at that surprise dinner party, and the one I got at home from HERR MOZART.

You will learn about what the gifts were as you peruse the upcoming travelogues. Meanwhile, I will just say one big “THANK YOU” to my spirit guides, masters and teachers who have arranged for all this.

THREE SACRED ANIMALS THAT SHOWED UP IN PHYSICAL FORM

Condor deer-totem-300 Common Raven

A 1,233-MILE TOUR OF 3 MAJOR AND DOZENS OF “MINOR” CANYONS IN NORTHERN ARIZONA, SOUTHERN UTAH

We started with a hike in Sedona on June 2, with our good friend and trusted trail guide – Karen.

The following day, my actual birthday – June 3 – we drove up to Lee’s Ferry, where we crossed the Colorado river as the old settlers used to do.  We then checked into our room at the Marble Canyon Lodge. Then we continued on to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, where we spent most of the afternoon.

Upon our return to the Marble Canyon, we had dinner at just the kind of a rustic place I imagined – at the Lee’s Ferry Lodge.

The following day, June 4, we drove on to Bryce and Zion canyons, both National Parks like the Grand Canyon. We ended up spending the night in St George, Utah. We returned home on June 5.

TRIP SUMMARY

Here are one or two-word adjectives that seem to fit the three major canyons we visited:

BryceSpectacular, Awe-inspiring
ZionMajestic, Massive
Grand – well Grand, of course, what else… only “Grander” at the North Rim, in my opinion (Elizabeth disagrees)

Elizabeth and I both agreed that Bryce was the top (best) experience on this trip.  Zion came second. For Elizabeth, the No. 3 was our rustic birthday dinner at the Lee’s Ferry Lodge. For me, the No. 3 was the visit to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Birthday trip header

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TABLE OF CONTENTS – TRIP ITINERARY

Sedona Birthday trip 2015  map North Rim birthday trip 2015 map Bryce-Zion Birthday trip 2015 map

St. George Birthday trip 2015 map Birthday trip 2015 map

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