This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle. Let me be the first to welcome you to the Grand Canyon of Arizona! Yes, I know we have been in this Arizona place for over a week now. But if I have to explain to you again why we are taking so long in each state…well. You. Are. Arrested. Big states. Big distances. And tired bodies! That is just the way it is. Plus, if we want to see something really special to us, or take it easy for a few days, we are gonna do it. Sheriff’s orders. My orders.
We left that Florida place last May, and one of the places that Girl Person was looking forward to visiting the most on this trip was the Grand Canyon. She told us that she dreamed of taking a picture with us here. And although we just got here, we already can tell that this is somewhere special indeed. Have we saw the canyon yet? No. But it is kinda like if you have not seen me in person, you still know I am awesome. Yes. It is kinda like that.
Sometimes, someone else’s excitement makes you realize that something is special because you see it through their eyes. Have I ever thought about going to the Grand Canyon? Can’t say as I have, unless that canyon was filled with peanut butter cookies, and I don’t think it is. So no.
But since Girl Person is so excited about it, wow. It must be awesome, because she wants to see it with us. I notice that her favorite things are the things that she can do with me and Deputy Digby. And if they weren’t her favorite things, they become her favorite things. And that is pretty awesome by me. Because when she is happy, we are happy and all the way around.
It goes without saying that one of my favorite things is peanut butter cookies, but Girl Person is a very close first. On this trip, it has become most important that all of our happiness is first. If we have to slow down, we have. If we have had to take a break, we have. We may not have done this at the beginning of our trip. In fact, we did not. But with only 7 states left on this Adventure Of A Lifetime, in a way, we don’t want it to end. Is that wrong? If so, arrest me.
So Grand Canyon? We are here until Friday. Are you ready for us and Girl Person’s drug store shoes which in fact are not appropriate for this location? We are ready for you. We are ready to step back, look and appreciate all that you have to offer, because we realize that we may never be here again. And appreciation is the name of the game now for us. Some things cannot be learned unless you experience the lesson. And the lesson for this week…for us…is to remember why we wanted to do this trip. It is to remember the places we were looking most forward to seeing, like the Grand Canyon. And to appreciate that we have all made it safe and sound to this part of the journey. Those are just a few of our favorite things.
-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle