Monday, November 24, 2008

Grand Continuation

So here is our first impression of the Grand Canyon as we approached the South Rim. Pretty typical I guess of a National Park. We're excited. What's behind the A frames?? Show us!!
Once we paid to get in ($25 for 7 days, but we weren't there that long. It was the only choice), they HOOKED US UP with tons of Grand Canyon, uh, stuff. Really helpful were the brochures. There were also park rangers (yes, I just said rangers) willing to help with any questions or suggestions we needed assistance with. We made good use of those rangers.

Here is a picture of Grant from 1950.
They had a complimentary shuttle that would take people to different stops along the ridge. It was really helpful and allows you to see as much or as little of the canyon as you want. We got out and explored a little. We also held on for dear life on the shuttle. There were a lot of peops in there, we had to stand for part of the time.

Here's a picture of the couple in front of the breathtaking views after we watched the sunset. The glow of the set sun cast a beautiful purplish glow onto everything, including us. Amazing.

After the sun set though, it became very freezing and we booked it back to our car. Whew, it changed in a hurry.
One of my experiments...

Here's the rock where we (along with an intimate group) watched the sun set. It jet out into the middle of the ridge. We had a perfect view of the sun going down down down. Probably the best part of our visit.

Half way gone.

What, the sun's going down? Time to kiss the day goodbye.

This photo isn't retouched. Gorgeous.

Rockin the Grand Canyon


Hi babe.

I see you.

We had such a fun relaxed time for our first visit to the Grand Canyon. Who knows, maybe in a fews years we'll be seeing it again with a couple kids through the windows of an RV! After we left the park, we went to the IMAX Grand Canyon movie that was really entertaining and a good end to our day. After that, we were on to Sedona for another day trip. More on that later...

8 comments:

Hizzeather said...

OMgsh, maybe Grant IS Edward, because he looks EXACTLY the same today as he did in 1950! I didn't see any sparkles though...hmmmm.

Cool pictures! I've only been there once, when I was like 10 or something, and we were all grumpy because we had split off from our family on the way home from Powell and we missed our cousins and switching around cars to be with them. I need to go back one of these days.

deanna said...

Did you walk the glass walkway thingy?
xoxoxo

The last Unicorn said...

those pics are awesome!!! You have gotten quite creative with your photography! What a fun time...

Proudfeet said...

Like I said before, you could have a travel show! What a beautiful place!

d said...

yes, your class is definitely paying off. i see major improvement in your photos.

cinnamonmans said...

I haven't told you this yet, but I love the way you write... very fun to read! I've been dying to go to the GC and Sedona, but I want to ride the donkeys down the canyon and couldn't being pregnant. Now that I'm not, where do we put the baby? I'll get there someday. Hopefully soon! miss you two...

Marcus Lane said...

looks pretty awesome

Johnny said...

That is awesome that they was nice of them to stop in the 1950's for you cal.