Day 37, “GRAND CANYON,” May 10th

268.3 RV miles today, 5762.3 total

Surreal…that is what seeing the GRAND CANYON for the first time appears! We left our gracious cousins outside Phoenix & travelled through Flagstaff, Arizona to arrive at the Grand Canyon, elevation 7138 feet at our campsite in Trailer Village near the South Rim. We spent hours overlooking the rim including watching the sunset in awe. Words cannot describe it and pictures do not do it justice. We tried to imagine what pioneers must have felt while hiking the land not knowing what lay ahead and all of a sudden coming up on this massive presentation! After sunset, we went over to the Bright Angel Lodge for dinner before settling in for bed. From the rim of The Grand Canyon, m, b, s & t

“The wonders of the Grand Canyon cannot be adequately represented in symbols of speech, nor by speech itself. The resources of the graphic art are taxed beyond their powers in attempting to portray its features. Language and illustration combined must fail.” –John Wesley Powell

It’s like trying to describe what you feel when you’re standing on the rim of the Grand Canyon or remembering your first love or the birth of your child. You have to be there to really know what it’s like.” –Jack Schmitt

“Baseball,┬áit is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona. Not all holes, or games, are created equal.” –George F. Will



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