Joe & Emily travel blog

Grand Canyon 1

Grand Canyon 2

Grand Canyon 3

Grand Canyon 4

Grand Canyon 5

Grand Canyon 6

Snow in Williams, AZ

Sedona Sign

Sedona 1

Sedona 2

Sedona 3

Painted Desert

Petrified Forest Sign

Petrified Trees

Petrified Trees 2


No, it's not the circus. The Grand Canyon is truly "The Greatest Show on Earth." Like the White Sands in NM, the Grand Canyon is so spectacular that it overwhelms the senses. Its sheer vastness and beauty could not be captured in a thousand photos; certainly not the few we've posted on this web site. You simply have to experience the canyon to appreciate and comprehend it. We visited the canyon April 3. The next 2 days, it snowed and sleeted in Williams, AZ, where we were parked at a KOA (about 60 miles from the canyon). The first hour or two after the snow had fallen, we admired the snow-covered pines and the dusting at our campsite. When the snow changed to sleet and continued on and off into the next day, we remembered why we had gone south for the winter. Fortunately, it warmed up nicely on Thursday, the 6th, and we headed off to Sedona where we spent the day shopping, touring, and taking more rock pictures. Friday, we made our way to Holbrook, AZ. On Saturday, we were again blessed with bright, sunny weather and visited the nearby Painted Desert and Petrified Forest, where we furthered our budding interest in rocks and geology.

Sunday, we drove a good part of the day and made it back to Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque, where we had stayed for over a month not long after beginning our incredible odyssey. It was good to be back in Albuquerque, where the trees are beginning to bud and the irises are still blooming. It's beginning to feel comfortable here, like an old familiar friend. On Wednesday, the 12th, we again visited the "Old Town" part of the city where we shopped and had a wonderful Mexican dinner. The days have been warming up here (like in parts of Nebraska) and in another week we will be heading for Colorado Springs and, hopefully, cooler weather. Thanks for stopping by!

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