Jake at Time after Time has a Sunday Post Challenge and every week he provides a theme…this week’s theme is SUNRISE.
In the summer of 1969, my husband and I packed up our 1967 Pontiac Catalina and left the east coast with a sign that said, “California or Bust”. We were teachers at the time and had the summer off…and we spent the next six weeks traveling across the country. I still have the journal we kept that tells what cities we stayed in and how much we spent for everything. The entire trip, including gas, motels, food, keepsakes (we still have a bunch of oil on velvet paintings that we bought in Ensenada, Mexico) cost us $1200. Amazing!
Sunrise is also a perfect theme because Wednesday is World Environment Day…if we want the sunrise to greet our grandchildren and their grandchildren, we need to be thoughtful about preserving and caring for our planet by reusing and recycling wherever we can.
We knew we wanted to experience the sunrise over the Grand Canyon and drove all night from Las Vegas through Zion National Park, finally arriving at the Grand Canyon at 5am. We made our way along the trail…which was no easy task in the dark. Fortunately, we met another tourist who offered to take our picture. I apologize for the poor job of editing these photos…my scanner was not cooperating and my editing program decided to join the strike.
For me, every sunrise is a new beginning. No matter what your situation, every day is the first day of the rest of your life. We have a fresh opportunity each day to be kind to someone…to help another person…to encourage a child…to follow our dream. What will you do when the sun rises tomorrow?
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