There is the reason why they call the Grand Canyon "GRAND" -- because it is. While we were on vacation in Arizona last week, Charles probably got sick of me saying that the scenery was "awesome", "incredible", "amazing." But I just couldn't help it. It had been over 20 years since I had been to the Grand Canyon but seeing it again was truly an experience. I would go again in a heartbeat (though maybe in a less crowded season - summer is peak tourist season at the canyon).
Our trip started on Friday, July 20 with a flight to Las Vegas and then a 4+ hour drive to Sedona. After getting out of Vegas, we went over Hoover Dam and through the desert. The high on the car thermometer that day was 112 degrees. Yikes. Everyone says "but it's a dry heat." Yeah, but hot is hot!!! At least we didn't have humidity too.
The last leg of the drive was from Flagstaff to Sedona. We drove down through Oak Creek Canyon at night so had no idea about the scenery we were missing. The next day we found out when we awoke to views of red rock vistas all around us.
The view from our balcony.
Some shots from Day One - out and about around Sedona, Arizona.
Oak Creek Canyon (heading north out of Sedona towards Flagstaff).