The two of them spent a couple of days hanging out in Phoenix, before they hatched a plan to do something extra special for the Easter weekend. They called their mom, Cathy Hocking, to tell her that they wanted to go and see the sunrise over the Grand Canyon the next day, the morning of Good Friday.
At first, Hocking was a little skeptical, and expressed her safety concerns about the trip. Her main fear was that her daughters might take unnecessary risks in order to take spectacular pictures and fall off the canyon’s edge. The worried mom had heard about unfortunate people doing similar in the past.
But her kids lightly dismissed her fears and made preparations that Thursday evening to leave for the attraction in the early hours to get there in good time for sunrise. Little did Hocking know that it would be the car journey to the Grand Canyon that she should have been most worried about.