Friday, November 4, 2016

Day 4: Flashback - Trip to the Grand Canyon

My man looking out at the Grand Canyon from the Skywalk!
Some trips are quite memorable but this one takes the cake. The mighty Grand Canyon is definitely worth a visit once in a lifetime. Grand Canyon is a natural gorge carved by the Colarado river and you can read more about how it happened on the Wikipedia page. What I really want to talk about is the personal experience of actually being there.

The Grand canyon was one of the places we visited during our US trip this March. Las Vegas is the closest to drive to the Grand Canyon and that became the starting point of this leg of the journey. Since this was our second time in Las Vegas, we just took it easy and did not do the touristy shows or the slot machines. In fact, sitting in our room at the Bellagio and watching the fountains dance from our room every evening was a good enough treat.
The room with an awesome view!
The drive to the Canyon is a breeze except that if you are running late, like we were, you also lose another hour going from Nevada to Arizona due to the time difference. But we did make it in time to get on to the last tour on the bus that left in a bit. And where it took us has to be the most spectacular site nature ever holds. Miles of orange rocks that run deep and scary! Man has conquered mountains but being amidst something like this definitely makes one feel diminutive and insignificant in the grand scheme of things.
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And the most amazing thing is the man made sky walk at an elevation  of 4770 ft that juts right into the Canyon. And what's even more goosebumpy is that the floor of the skywalk is made of glass. So when you look down, it's like being suspended on nothing! It took some coaxing from the resident photographer - no cameras/cellphones allowed on this ramp and I think that's a great decision for safety reasons - for me to walk in and pose. I never looked down once! Peeping from the safety of the locker room was enough to make my heart skip a beat!

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Putting the skywalk into better perspective

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More photos from the trip

My man right on top of one of the hillocks. I'm too scared of heights to do it!

A shot of the Colorado river from the plane 
Another shot of the Grand Canyon with the river



That me, obviously! :)

The skywalk is suspended right into the Canyon and the photographer has his favourite poses! 
 We also went to New York, Hoover Dam and Disneyland in Orlando. But those are probably for another blog post some other time. Have you been on to a place that really blew your mind off? I'd love to add them to my travel list! Shoot!

This post is a part of #NaBloPoMo hosted by BlogHer where I will write one post everyday this month.

9 comments:

  1. I've been to 46 states and the Grand Canyon is awesome - I haven't been there since the 1970's. I would recommend Bryce Canyon in Utah and also the Black Canyon of the Gunnison in Colorado. But even better, if you are a wine drinker - the Finger Lakes of Upstate New York. Watch a sunset over Canandaigua Lake.

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    1. Hey! thanks for dropping by and the recommendations! :)

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  2. Awesome shots. That pic from the flight is my favorite. I hope I can visit the Grand Canyon someday.

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    1. I never knew how grand it is till we visited it. I was the spouse's idea and Im glad I went with it! :)

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  3. A trip to the Grand Canyon is on my bucket list. Thanks for sharing!
    If you have never been to San Diego that is a great destination. Coronado island and the Hotel Del Coronado is a place I have traveled to that is one of my favorites.

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  4. Wow! the views are spectacular and the Sky Walk is indeed something out of this world. Surely adding this to my bucket list.

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  5. The Grand Canyon has been on my list for the longest time ever. I love watching those rocks online and in pictures of friends who have visited. It's just out of the world. :)

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    1. The real experience is truly surreal! :)

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