I’ve always wanted to go to the Grand Canyon, and Jeff and I decided to go there to celebrate my birthday today! I knew it would be great, but I was blown away at the magnitude of the Grand Canyon. It’s ginormous 😯
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I don’t have a fancy camera – just my old iPhone 5, but I managed to take some decent pix. I’ve got about a million of ’em but here’s just a couple to give you an idea of what it looks like.
We arrived on Thursday evening after driving up from Scottsdale. The temperature was 85 and climbing in Scottsdale, and it plummeted as we drove north and increased in altitude. Tonight, it’s going down to 28 degrees and it snowed for a few hours this evening. Hard to know what clothes to wear!
On Thursday night, we caught the sunset which was great. It was very windy, and there was haze over the canyon so the colors were muted. But I’m glad we saw it, because it snowed tonight ad there wasn’t much of a sunset. Here’s a little video. Sorry I held the phone the wrong way 🙄
On Friday, we arrived at the park at 9am and basically hiked/walked around until about 4pm. The clouds and fog cleared over the course of the day, and then later they came back as we were leaving. Boy, are we tired but it was worth it to see how the views and terrain changed from mile to mile. Amazing!
Tonight (Friday), we had dinner at the Arizona Room that has big windows in the dining room that look over the canyon, but it was dark so we couldn’t see the view. Saturday, we’ll go back to the canyon and head to the other direction.
Sunday, we leave for Sedona! I hope it won’t be disappointing after this grandeur.
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