Today's stop on our roadtrip is....
The Grand Canyon.
I've wanted to go there ever since I was little, so this was the most anticipated stop of our journey. We woke up that morning and it was pouring down rain. As in....flash flood kind of rain. I may or may not have cried and there may or may not have been subsequent pouting. I promptly made Craig rush to Target to buy some rainboots, only to have the rain let up and give way to a beautifully sunny day. I wasn't complaining.
This was the best coffee we had on the entire trip.
If you are near the Grand Canyon you MUST stop here.
We stopped to watch the IMAX movie about the Grand Canyon before actually seeing the real thing. I suppose you could say it was to psych ourselves up for it :).
Now we're on our way to the real thing....
We're real excited. Can you tell?
My first view of the canyon was a little disappointing.
It was still pretty, but looked just like photos I'd seen.
Little did I know that this wasn't the best view....
at least in my opinion....
at least in my opinion....
But then we walked a little further.....
....saw some deer on the way....
....and then realized there was a tour bus
to check out various points along the way.
We probably should've known this but, we didn't do any research ahead of time. We were kinda flying by the seat of our pants on this trip...buying a car without having one lined up, staying at random motels, stopping when we felt like it and checking out tourist attractions as we happened to stumble upon them. This is probably whywe didn't do the Skywalk. I'm super sad about it. I didn't even know it existed. Lame. Maybe when we have kids one day we'll take them there and actually get to check it out.
After hopping on the tour bus we were able to see some of the other view points and these subsequent views wiped away any disappointments I'd had upon viewing the first point. The Grand Canyon is beyond words. Incredibly vast and leaving me no doubt that there was a creator who had a hand in all of this. It made me wonder how many people go to the Grand Canyon without faith and leave having found it.
The views got even more impressive at the points along the trail where there was no railing at all. It was super sketchy and I was freaking out, but it was exhilarating as well.
Craig throwing a rock off the canyon.
Probably not the best idea,but there was no one below.
We ♥ The Grand Canyon!
and this was Craig's favorite photo of the Grand Canyon.
Of course it was.
Sorry for the photo overload, but like I said....this is more for Craig and I to remember things about our trip than it is for everyone else....thanks for obliging me. Also, you should know that The Grand Canyon is far more grand than my photos can possibly tell. It doesn't even come close to capturing the true beauty of the canyon. If you've never seen it, start planning your trip!
P.S. Next stop...L.A. (tomorrow!)