Friday, October 14, 2011

It's Pretty Grand Indeed

So here it comes, my post on the Grand Canyon.

On Saturday Rob's brother, Nick and his wife Jessi came to visit me all the way from Maine. Once they got here we more or less went to bed (damn jet lag) and woke up early the next morning to head to ye olde Grand Canyon.

The drive was around two and a half hours and very scenic.  I'm amazed at just how different Arizona is from my own home state (and indeed any part of the US I've been), and also at how many climates and cultures exist within the United States.

Anyway we got to the park and immediately (and excitedly) made our way to the first viewing spot.

And oh. my. god.  You guys.

The Grand Canyon is everything I imagined and then some.  We couldn't say anything aside from "holy shit!" and "Ohhh my gooood" and "Whaaaat?"  The people around us were mostly from other countries but I'm pretty sure they were all saying the same thing.  

After we checked out the visitor's center we drove along Desert View Drive, stopping at every single point to take picture upon picture upon picture.

All told, I took close to 500 pictures but not one of them came even close to capturing the beauty and the absolute magnitude of the Grand Canyon.  The pictures below are my fruitless attempt to do so, but really, you just need to go there.  Right now, seriously.  I'll wait.



  1. AWESOME photos!! I really want to go there! I hear ya about not being able to catch the real beauty with a camera. When we went to Yosemite it was amazing! Granted my photos weren't near as good as yours, the mental pictures are the best!! Glad you are having fun in AZ!

  2. Wow, so beautiful! And I love your outfit :)

  3. Love them! I've actually been to the Grand Canyon probably around 20 times since my parents used to live 45 minutes away from it, so maybe it's because of that... but I have never once seen a picture that even came CLOSE to sharing its awesomeness. Photos of it almost pointless compared to the real thing!

  4. The Grand Canyon never ceases to amaze me!

    Glad to see you're having fun in Arizona!

  5. Nice pics!

  6. I'm debating putting "See the Grand Canyon" on my 30 before 30 list. God, it looks beautiful :-)

  7. yikes. :-/ i think photobucket ate your pictures!

  8. All the pictures on your blog have disappeared girl! They're all replaced with a 'Bandwith exceeded' photo- EVERYTHING including your sponsors and all :(

    Sounds like Grand Canyon was really awesome though!! :)

  9. Wow! Your pictures are stunning! I really hope to see the Grand Canyon someday. I've never been any farther west than Nashville, TN. So I have a ways to go! Ha ha. Glad you enjoyed your trip!



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