How grand can the Grand Canyon actually be? Surely it is slightly overrated.
Abe told Clark to go stand on this rock by the tree. It was cool, because it looked like he was right on the edge of the abyss, but there was a rock ledge just below.
Even still the illusion of danger was so powerful, I had to look away.
No, apparently it wouldn't be.
We must have really given this old couple a fright because they were very upset by our joviality in the obvious face of such danger. What kind of parents would let a kid dangle off the side of The Grand Canyon.
They did not pick up on the context clues of the family smiling and laughing and taking pictures of their child in such clear distress. We tried to explain about the large ledge and the safety of all involved. But it was to no avail. We were branded awful parents who recklessly endangered our children. Not a label Abe and I are accustomed too. Didn't enjoy that very much. I do feel bad that we gave him a fright. His disturbance is a testimony to our family's newly acquired acting skills and just how real the scene looked. Even still, he remained rather nasty to us when we crossed paths at the geology museum shortly thereafter.
Was our behavior in poor taste? Perhaps. I know it is not nice to frighten older people, but at the moment it never occurred to us that anyone would actually believe it was real. My apologies to the older gentleman.
Want to see an example of a selfie gone wrong?
Prepare yourself for something dreadful.
I won't leave you with that image this evening.