GRAND CANYON...please read
So after a very long wait, I have finally received notice from the Grand Canyon river office that my date has been granted. They have been incredibly accomadating, in that my wife and I are both teachers, and can therefore only put on between 6/1 and 8/1 or so each summer.
We have been given a date in mid-July, 2007.
Unfortunately, however, my wife is about 3 months pregnant right now with our first, and we're planning to do most of the work in buildling a new home next summer. Thus, I'd be leaving a 4-month old child and house project behind...the timing really sucks.
Im banging my head on the wall, then, for the following reason-
it is seemingly impossible (at least through the grand canyon offices) to TRADE dates. This seems ridiculous, as Id much rather give up next year's spot and take a trip in the summer of 08 or 09. Im SURE that there are people who have dates at that time who would also much rather go next year, but a simple swap is prohibited.