Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Our Trip to the Grand Canyon

The picture above was taken on the North Rim looking towards the south.

To say the Grand Canyon is spectacular seems to be an understatement. It is truly amazing, awesome, magnificent, unbelievably gorgeous, impressive, grand, dramatic, stunning, remarkable fantastic, dazzling, sensational, and utterly breathtaking!! Words can hardly describe it, so we took lots of pictures to try to capture the beauty of the Grand Canyon!!This is called "Angel's Window" and if you look closely through the window you can see the Colorado River running on the bottom of the Grand Canyon!

Neither Nick nor I have ever seen the Grand Canyon. We were blown away. It is so much larger and more awesome than either of us ever imagined!! Everywhere you looked was unbelievable scenery at both the North Rim and the South Rim.

We stayed 3 nights at the North Rim Grand Canyon Lodgein this small cabin (above) on the edge of the Rim.

We stayed one night at El Tovar Hotel on the South Rim (below). The views were all around us!!!
This is a view from the South Rim looking to the north.

We went with a large group, about 60 people. 30 were going to hike the Rim to Rim, 23.9 miles from the North to the South, including our daughter's in laws and our good friends, Dan and Jeri. Nick was supposed to be one of the 30 hikers. Unfortunately, he was not able to make the hike as he had hurt his back a couple weeks before the trip while helping our son move. He still plans to do the hike once he has fully recovered (either with a group going in October or next May).
Pictured above, Dan and Jeri, Krren and Nick
taken on the South Rim

Be sure to check out all our pictures of the Grand Canyon on my flickr page.

1 comment:

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Karen! Popped over to say thanks for visiting my blog ... you came up as a no reply, so thought I'd call by! :0) Love the Grand Canyon pics - spectacular! Hope you're having a great weekend ... I'm off to have a cup of tea ... now which cup will I pick?? :0) Bear Hugs! KRIS