The Magnificent Grand Canyon…

 

We visited the South Rim, in Arizona, right outside of Bright Angel Lodge and cabins one day during the week we were in Las Vegas.  It is just breathtaking and peaceful and inspiring.  I hadn’t been since I was a child and it’s just incredible to see.

 

Our guide said it’s 277 miles one direction, 18 miles the other and a mile deep.  All that created by the raging Colorado River five to six million years ago!  You can still ride a mule down into the Canyon and stay at the Phantom Ranch Hotel then ride back up the next day.  As if 😂

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  1. Very Cool !! I’m putting it on our Bucket List. Pictures are just beautiful ❤

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    1. It is breathtaking. And it’s a national park, so not terribly expensive, I don’t think.

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      1. I’ll get out there sometime, hopefully sooner rather than later. Having lunch with the husband at Egg Harbor/Downtown Naperville.. We should do lunch again, that was fun!!! All the chit chat. You pick the day/time and place and I’ll be there. Blessings and let’s hope we don’t float away 🙏🏻🙏🏻

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  2. It’s awe inspiring, isn’t it? And a kick ass river to run. I almost drowned on that river once.

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    1. And again I say, as if! No river running for me😁. PS. Glad you didn’t drown!

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      1. Hahaha! Me too! The things we do when young and dumb. 😃

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      2. Some of us never truly outgrow that mindset though….much to the chagrin of our wives. 😃😃

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      3. Hubby is finally slowing down, more from RA and age than desire! He still drives too fast but at least he sold the motorcycles.

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      4. Hahaha! I wouldn’t mind a motorcycle…but I wouldn’t be able to get it up my driveway. 😃

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  3. It really takes your breath away, doesn’t it? Your photos are awesome! The mule ride sounds like a good time for my 20 year old self. Now? Not so much! 😆

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    1. Yep, that’s what we all said too!

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  4. It’s on my bucket list, Dee. What a magnificent site to behold.

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  5. I don’t know if I would go the mule route. Ack! Too afraid of falling. Maybe I’d just look at it behind a railing, though this does look amazing. 🙂

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    1. You can only get down to the base by mule, hiking(!) or on the Colorado River(!!) I was good looking down from the top!

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      1. I think I could give hiking a try! Though, I think I could be happy just looking down from the top! Hahaha 😉

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  6. Isn’t it incredible? The last time I was there, it was during winter and there were very few people around. I found it much more impressive without others than I did on previous visits, where there were lots of other people everywhere.

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  7. A view that never grows old!

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    1. I could go back again some time. It was gorgeous!

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      1. I can only imagine! Thank you for sharing the photos!!

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  8. How awesome!

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    1. Thank you. It was just awe-inspiring!

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  9. Did you go out on that glass overlook?

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    1. No freaking way. I don’t like heights so I didn’t even lean over the edge!

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  10. We always took visiting relatives there so I’ve seen it many times, but I still love it. A few years ago I finally saw the north rim, it was a whole other experience and absolutely stunning.
    So glad you enjoyed it!

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    1. Next time I will go there. It was incredibly beautiful! Hope packing up is going well!

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      1. Packing is done, now in transit. Both belongings and us! 😌

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      2. Oh, goodness, safe travels! Hope you settle in quickly…

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