Friday, October 4, 2019

Duggars at the Grand Canyon

Mackynzie Duggar and Michelle Duggar
 
Did you ever watch "On the Road with 16 Children"? That was the name of the Duggars' fourth reality TV special, which aired in June 2006. The family, with Johannah as the youngest, took a road trip from Arkansas to Los Angeles, with stops at the Grand Canyon, Disneyland, and other attractions.

Thirteen years have passed, and the Duggars decided it was time to visit the Grand Canyon again. Pilot John-David Duggar flew some of the family out to meet up with Jana, who is on a road trip. They spent yesterday enjoying the breathtaking sights.

Duggar family Grand Canyon
Josh Duggar, Anna Duggar, Jackson Duggar, Jim Bob Duggar, John Duggar,
Abbie Duggar, Tyler, Jana Duggar, Jennifer Duggar, Johannah Duggar, Jordyn Duggar,
Michelle Duggar, Mackynzie Duggar, Josie Duggar, Michael Duggar, 
Marcus Duggar, Mason Duggar (Meredith was also there)

Photos courtesy duggarfamily.com

83 comments:

  1. I thought John's plane held 10 people. There were more than 10 Duggars meeting up with Jana on her road trip. Did they have another plane to carry the rest of them?

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    1. I believe they have a few planes.

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    2. Maybe some just drove? Maybe John did 2 flights? I did not think John's plane held 10 people, I thought it was much smaller.

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    3. The post says he flew some of the family. Maybe Josh and Anna traveled separately with kids.

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  2. Who is taking care of Jana's garden while she's on this extended road trip?

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    1. Why do you need to know? Do you alert everyone as to who takes care of your things when you’re out of town? I doubt it.

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    2. Maybe family or friends who didnt go

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    3. Maybe a sibling who didn't go on the trip.

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  3. The Duggar family looks like their having a good time at the Grand Canyon. I know I did when I was there. Thanks for sharing the pictures!

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  4. Wait, what are Anna and Josh doing with them? They just had a death in their extended family.

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    1. The plane was going to the Grand Canyon. They got on it.

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    2. Very extended.

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    3. They left before she died, and it’s was a pretty extended family member. I doubt they would even be invited to the funeral.

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    4. They were probably already at the Grand Canyon when they got word of the tragedy.

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    5. I thought the same thing. Perhaps the trip predates the car accident.

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    6. The connection to the Duggar family can only be described as remote. I don't think they were under any obligation to attend her funeral

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    7. 11:06AM: You don't get invited to a funeral, you just go! And I'm sure they would go. And it wasn't a "pretty extended family member". It was the sister of Anna's brother-in-law. That's really close!

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    8. You don't get "invited" to a funeral. You go because you're related or because you know the family. Anna certainly qualifies.

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    9. Rebecca died on Wednesday, they took this picture on Thursday. Conceivably they were traveling or were already there when she died. They could then have traveled to where the funeral was, which likely happened last weekend. If they went at all (this was Anna’s sister’s sister-in-law).

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    10. According to the obituary, the funeral isn't until Oct. 11, which would give them plenty of time to get to the funeral in Minnesota.

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    11. Where's the obituary online?

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    12. https://www.muellerbies.com/rebeccawaller

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    13. When you have a zillion siblings, as Anna does, (8), that means every sibling of all her siblings spouses can add up to a ton! If all the 8 siblings married spouses with 8 siblings, that’s 64 siblings of Anna’s in-laws... Plus all the parents... Is Anna really expected to attend all her in-laws siblings functions, whether it’s birthdays, weddings, baby showers, graduations, funerals, etc... Honestly, that’s absurd! She needs to be with her own family and children and just enjoy herself...

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  5. It looks like a good time was had by all. Beautiful family. God Bless.
    Joan,Marion and Marilyn

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  6. Jana is on a road trip? Because?

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    1. Because she can... why not?

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    2. She was at a friend's wedding with friends.

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    3. Maybe to get away and have adult time

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    4. Jana was at a wedding in Austin, TX last weekend (Sept. 28th). They were with Laura. Maybe they decided to drive.

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    5. Because she can?

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    6. Because non of your business... who are you to question Why? She is 29 yrs old and can go and do as she pleased

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    7. Well, she doesn't have a regular 9-5 job and has the flexiblity to travel that most people do not have. I love to travel and went from one end of the country to another over the summer. I'm retired, so I can do that if I choose!

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  7. Mackynzie looks like Jordan here, who favors Grandma Mary! ❤

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  8. Is tis trip paid for by TLC? Will JimBob and Michelle be back on the show now?

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    1. No, because they "lost" their show and aren't on TV any more, remember??

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    2. Who knows? Wouldn't surprise me a bit if this trip is part of a Counting On show.

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  9. What happened? Jana previously couldn't go anywhere without being escorted by one of her relatives, now she's driving around the country on a "road trip".

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    1. I mean she is pushing 30. Maybe unmarried daughters get a new set of rules after a decade of adulthood.

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    2. She was at a friend's wedding with other friends, among who there was Laura, who is very close to the Duggars. So she was with very trusted company. Plus, the woman is almost 30, we can all agree that she can go on a road trip

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    3. Maybe she aged out

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    4. She probably was'nt alone as she recently stopped by in Austin,we saw photos at the wedding with her friend Laura,I doubt her parents would change rules for her before being under her husbands rules,once she marries she can go easier on the rules.

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  10. The M children are an extention of the J children.

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  11. How big is John-David's plane?? It's Jim Bob, Michelle, 6 of their kids, and then John and Anna and their 5 kids. So all 15 extra people on John-David's plane??

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    1. We were told it was a 10 passenger plane. Unless there was some seat sharing they couldn't have all fit in it.

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    2. The blog post said some of them flew in his plane, not all of them.

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    3. Anon 8:24 If they didn't fly there, they had to drive about 1800 miles. Did they have a lottery as to who got to fly and who had to spend about 3 days driving?

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    4. Maybe some of them flew commercial. I'm not sure why this is an issue.

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    5. 7:21, they used to drive all the time when they traveled. Maybe you haven't seen all those episodes.

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  12. Why would Anna go to the grand Canyon when she is 8 months pregnant. Most doctors tell you not to fly when your 8 months pregnant. My doctor told me not to go anywere at 8 months because people have the baby early.

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    1. If she goes into labor mid-flight, someone on board might have some midwife training by proxy.

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    2. It's her 6th child. She probably knows how she feels and what she can do on her own.

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    3. The good thing about flying on a private plane when you’re pregnant is that the pilot could much easier get you to a hospital quickly should you go into labor than if you’re flying commercial.

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    4. Maybe they drove.

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    5. Most women 8 months preg that I've known have wanted to do nothing other than sit with their feet elevated and have slippers and a cold drink brought to them. "Pregnating," we call it. Not flying for hours and walking around a national park.

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    6. What does “midwife training by proxy” mean? You either are trained or you’re not.

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    7. 8:11 The Duggar girls all seem to think they know about midwifery after being around so many births.

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    8. 4:00, hardly a kind or accurate comment. The only girls who have expressed any knowledge about midwifery are the two who have had training in midwifery/doula service. Jessa expressing thoughts like that? Nope. Jinger? Nope. Joy? Nope. The youngest 4 girls? Nope.

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  13. The first time they had 16 kids, and now they brought only 6 kids plus Jana met them there. 8 of those 16 are married now. And they had 3 more. I remember Josiah on that trip, he was talking a lot. And now he is having an own child in about a month!!

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  14. Wow, in 2006 John the oldest was 18, Jessa was 13 (turning 14 in November), Johannah's age now.

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    1. Josh is the oldest, not john

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    2. No. John is older than Josh.

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    3. Josh is and John & Jana are twins, with Jana the elder making John 3rd in-line.

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    4. No, it is Joshua, then John David and Jana. All you need to do is look at the header above.

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    5. Check out the heading of this blog. The children are in birth order. Josh is the first born.;)

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    6. Josh is the oldest, then the twins, John and Jana. Just look at the header.

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    7. Josh is the oldest born in 1988,john the second oldest born in 1990 along with his twin jana

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    8. John is either the second or third oldest along with his twin

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    9. I’m pretty sure Josh is the oldest child.

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    10. Anon 10:13 Not according to the Duggars. John is 29 and is Jana's twin.

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    11. No, Josh is the oldest.

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  15. Beautiful place. I've also been to the north rim and liked it even more. Well worth the trip.

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  16. For UK Viewers:

    The Duggars will return to TLC on 21st of October!

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  17. My kids love to watch the old episode that you mentioned. It's amazing how much the family has grown and changed since then!

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  18. Just to let any of the UK readers of the blog know who haven’t heard yet, the new series of counting on starts with us on Monday 21st October, which is great as it means yet again we are getting the series only a few weeks later than our US friends. Looking forward to watching what they show from the last 6 months or so of their lives.

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  19. Beautiful pictures! Looks like great weather too. One caution-wearing sandals on those rocky, dirt paths makes for hurting feet.

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    1. They aren’t hiking, just doing photo shoots for social media.

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    2. What leads you to believe they are hiking anywhere? At least none of them fell off into the canyon doing selfies.

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    3. The paths aren't rocky. They are dirt, and well worn. I am sure if they were concerned the neurons in their feet would fire a message to their brain, telling them not to do so. But if not, perhaps they will read your warning before they go any further.

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  20. ok nice. looks like a fun family trip.

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  21. Is Jana playing "Where is Carmen San Diego"? She's in the Bahamas, then appears in Orlando, next it's Austin and now at the Grand Canyon.

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    1. Sounds like she is just traveling.

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  22. This is so bad for the environment. They should not be flying in a private plane.

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    1. Because no liberals who say they are protecting the environment ever fly in private planes. 🙄

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