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.