February and March can be a bit of a weather rollercoaster in Michigan. One day late in February the temperatures warmed enough to start to melt the snow on the roof. While the snow was still melting, the temperatures cooled back down, resulting in a number of these fun formations in one of the gutters.
A few days later the temperatures warmed back up, and the stalagmites began to melt. This one decided to melt from the bottom up.
Shortly after I took that photo the base melted just a bit too much, leading to the collapse of the stalagmite.
The day after our train ride to the Grand Canyon, we made the drive back up to the canyon to do a bit more exploring. When we arrived at the canyon, we headed east from the main visitor area and stopped at a few overlooks.
The Grand Canyon was still grand.
One more bit of proof that I really was there:
(The “State So Nice” shirt I’m wearing is available here.)
The views at the next overlook were even better.
Our final stop was at the Desert View Watchtower near the east entrance of the park.
That concluded our visit to the Grand Canyon.
If you haven’t yet been to the Grand Canyon…go. It’s worth the trip.