After a couple of days on hiatus owing to bad weather, I made it to the Grand Canyon. Because the weather was so inclement yesterday, I stayed an extra night at the hotel with the expectation that today (Monday) would be better.
And it was. Although was still very cold for this South Floridian. Yes, that’s right. I wasn’t born in Florida but it’s been my home for long enough and I fit in perfectly with all the other weirdos in the great state, so I’m calling myself a Floridian now. Deal with it!
I’m not going to post too much right now because I’m tired, have some work to do, AND I have to get up early for the six-hour drive to [I’ll tell you tomorrow!]. Six hours isn’t really a lot for me; I’ve done 24 hours straight before (just me driving), but I will have to take some breaks during tomorrow’s drive for conference calls. Good luck to me with phone service.
The only thing I’ll say about the Grand Canyon is – Get Here. If you’re at all impressed by expansive vistas then no photo will ever do it justice. As I mentioned to a family member earlier in the day, it reminds me a lot of the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland; You see it in photos and it’s somewhat impressive but kinda “meh”, yet once you go there and observe it in 3D, it blows your minds.
I was on the Canyon’s Southern Rim (the Northern Rim is closed for winter). My advice is to make sure that you’re driving and take route 64 all the way East to Desert View, making sure to take all of the stops. I think my favorite was Moran Point. But they are all good. That said, they all start to look the same after a while. Hey – it is just a big hole in the ground after all.
And some photos for your eyeball orgasm pleasure:
(PS. Chris, Yes, I know…. no Fancybox, yet!)