I first visited the Grand Canyon in 2002, the year after I started fulltime RVing. Can you tell I was a tad bit excited?
Here’s what I wrote then: “OK, so now I’ll never have to hesitate again when someone asks what is the favorite place I’ve visited. No superlatives are super enough to describe, no panoramic postcard is big enough to capture, and the best camera only begins to hint at the grandeur of the Grand Canyon. Between God and nature’s simple devices, this creation literally took my breath away when I first stood at its rim with every one of my senses on overload.”
April 13, 2016 – Hard to believe it took me 14 years to return and even then it was for an all too brief turn-around stop on the Grand Canyon Railway. With all that I’ve seen since then, I don’t know if I can really say it’s still my favorite, but I’m determined enough to return for a longer visit to do at least part of the Bright Angel and Rim Trails and make up my mind then.
It was so cool to see the mules on the trail even from a distance!
We later saw them coming up as people were reminded the mules always have the right of way on the trail.
This first tunnel on the Bright Angel Trail is easily seen from the top viewpoint and I know I can at least make it there.
So many amazing things to see from every viewpoint along the top. Even the cloud shadows make interesting shapes as they move across the canyon walls. I called this one Dancing Man.
The different textures and colors of the walls were fascinating to see in such close proximity.
Different layers are revealed the closer you look and I just could never get enough.
I had to laugh when I wrote this because I remember seeing a friend post on Facebook that she was pretty disappointed when she finally saw the Grand Canyon because basically it’s just a big hole in the ground. Different strokes, that’s for sure. 🙂