Unfortunately, shortly after making our plans, I started having pulled and torn calf muscles. After about 5 months and about 50 torn calf muscles, I finally went for physical therapy (something I've never done before). It seemed to help, for awhile. Didn't pull or tear any calf muscles for about 2 months, but then noticed some pretty severe knee pain. Went to the Dr. and was told I needed surgery to remove some torn cartilage, but by then it was too close to our trip, so surgery was scheduled for the week I got back. So, although I had a great 3 week trip!, I also suffered a lot while walking. Ken was probably happy, though, since I didn't insist on many of the hikes in the canyon. The torn calf muscles (in both legs) occurred again, as well as the knee pain, so I hobbled a lot. Really felt like an old lady!!!!
Aug. 26, 2014 --- Zion:
Aug. 27, 2014 --- another day around the St. George area:
Aug. 28, 2014 --- North Rim of the Grand Canyon:
Aug. 29, 2014 --- leaving St. George:
This was a big bucket list trip! In fact, it remains on my bucket list to see again!
Tomorrow----on to OREGON