Thursday, August 28, 2008

{It Really is Grand}

I finally took the opportunity to go see the
Grand Canyon, and I'm so glad I did. It is a
breathtaking place. Only a three and half hour
drive from our house (four when you stop at the
outlet mall on the way). It's just incredible
there. What a place!

I'm not crazy about my photos from the day.
I find it very difficult to capture the essence
of such grand nature. Plus, it was hazy and
lit with bright sunshine. Still, I had to share
-- especially for those of you who have never been.
So, here is your tour-a-la-photo.

Starting with the canyon:










The California Condor (interesting article here):


I stood with a bunch of other visitors and watched these
enormous birds soar around the canyon and in front of us --
as if they knew we were impressed -- for quite some time.




ME at the Grand Canyon!:





Beautiful day:


Trees around the canyon:






My two fav pictures of random people from the day:



How cute is this guy?:




Heading home:




That's the end of the tour. Thanks for joining me.
Hope you enjoyed it! I most definitely intend to
get back there for some good hiking and exploring.
So, hopefully I'll be able to share more then.

6 comments:

Miss M! said...

I didn't go to the GC for the first time until I was 23 or 24, despite living here all my life. I was like, EH, it's a big hole in the ground, I've seen pictures, BIG WHOOP.

Then you get there, and you see it... words cannot describe it, and photos don't do it justice. Your post reminds me I need to get my husband up there, because he's never seen it before.

Kristi said...

Beautiful!

Jen said...

I know exactly what you mean by being unable to capture big nature. But for anyone who has been there these pics. stir those memories. It is truly Grand...next time I visit I think we should plan a big hike!
Love you and miss you soooo much.

Lindsay Teague Moreno said...

it's so pretty! I'm glad you were able to experience that!

L

Kimberly said...

GORGEOUS PHOTOS, Sam!
As impossible as it is, you really captured some of that awesomeness darned well!! Did you go by yourself?!?!

Can't wait to see you soon....start stalking the mailman next week! :-)

Trujen said...

So beautiful!
I love that you had someone take pictures of you there. (Cute tank by the way!)

What was going on with the girls? Mini concert at the Grand? Cool!