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May 10, 2013 - Grand Canyon National Park

We just love the Grand Canyon. Even though I am posting all sorts of pictures, they really can't capture the magnificence of the view. We hiked all 17 miles of the trails that are on the rim (not all in the same day!!). The view never got boring. Around every corner was a new look! As you can see from the pics, we had deer and elk walking through our campground and the various areas of the park! There are also pictures of the various flowers that bloomed along the paths. I know there are a lot of pics of Canyon views, but I really narrowed...

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May 7, 2013 - Week 5 - Las Vegas

On our last full day in Vegas - we had a sleep in and then the girls and I headed out for some last minute shopping. At 4:30pm we were picked up by a limo and taken to the airport to do our sunset flight to the Grand Canyon. The flight took 45 min to get out to the canyon and we landed down in it and got to have a picnic and take photos. There were 6 helicopters that went all following each other - it was pretty amazing to see , we also got to see Hoover Dam which was pretty impressive. On the trip back Eb and I got to sit in the front so...

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Philcox 5

Apr 8, 2013 - Grand Canyon

WE LEFT PAGE AND HAD TO DO A DETOUR TO THE GRAND CANYON AS THE ROAD SOUTH OF PAGE SANK 10 FT IN FEBRUARY AND WONT BE FIXED FOR 6 MONTHS.we had to travel about 100 miles out of our way through the Navajo reserve and into Tuba City. HEADING SOUTHEAST ON Route 160 we encountered strong cross winds with tumbleweed and blowing sand. We pulled into Tuba City and hid behind a Government building out of the sandstorm. About 2 hours later the wind subsided and we hit the road. A front had gone through with the temperature dropping. We drove up about...

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Mar 30, 2013 - Sunrise

Linda was up and awake at 4:20AM and ready to see a sunrise at the Grand Canyon. I can't say that she was a lot of fun for a while, but we did get to the Canyon in time to see a fabulous spectacle. Sunrise is my favorite part of the day, but this out-shined all that came before. The changes were continuous and just as we thought no greater beauty possible we would look in a different direction. A too big breakfast was shared at Bright Angel Lodge and a decision made to visit a bit more of the Canyon. A couple more hours and a lot of walking...

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The Gypsy Whaylands

Mar 27, 2013 - Grand Canyon

Today was a day filled with beauty and wonder along with a bit of excitement. The day began with a wild west shoot out at the Grand Canyon Railway and then a slow site filled train ride to the Grand Canyon. We saw a lot of Arizona from the train, both going and coming, and entertainment was provided. The Grand Canyon was once described by a friend as "just a big hole in the ground" and it is that, but such a beautiful hole it is. The beautiful blending of colors and the sheer awe that it inspires are impossible to describe. I had seen it as...

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The Gypsy Whaylands

Mar 23, 2013 - Grand Canyon and the Village Walking Tour

The Grand Canyon isn’t the deepest, widest, longest, or generally biggest canyon in the world. What makes it such an iconic landmark on the American scene is: (1) it provides a wonderful display of billions of years of geological history all laid out before your eyes; (2) the history of humans who have been there before us is extremely interesting; and (3) it is simply beautiful to look at. This gash in the earth – 277 river miles long, up to 18 miles wide, and a mile deep – was declared a national monument by President Theodore Roosevelt...

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2013-Adventures

Mar 5, 2013 - Day 232 - Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

We headed out with frost still on the ground with the plan to go to the Visitors Center, get our first look, then drive along the south rim to the Desert View Watchtower, and then explore all the viewpoints on the way back, and then finish up with exploring the town. You can not see the canyon until you are right beside it. We took in the Visitors Center then followed the path to the canyon. You get there and the world just opens up. The size of the canyon, the colors, the mountains within the canyon, it is awe-inspiring. You just don't...

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The Wandering Nunns

Mar 4, 2013 - Day 231 - to the Grand Canyon, Arizona

We got up at a reasonable hour, closed up the bus and headed to Laseski's for breakfast at 9 am. We stuffed ourselves as usual and then were on the road about 11 am. We have been watching the weather at the Grand Canyon, stalling in Phoenix area, because the daytime temperatures have not been breaking freezing for the last couple of weeks. Now the forecast says possible freezing at night but warmer temperatures during the day. We head north, armed with knowledge that our little electric heater fits into the water hook-up compartment to keep...

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The Wandering Nunns

Jan 22, 2013 - Road Trip With Trent & Teresa

The adventure road trip began this morning when we picked up Trent & Teresa a few minutes before 5:00. Everyone was excited about a trip to the Grand Canyon and the chatter was non-stop all the way to Flagstaff where we stopped for breakfast at Cracker Barrel. With that delicious breakfast under our belts, we drove on to the Canyon. For Marilyn & me, it is the 19th visit to the wondrous place, but for our friends Trent & Teresa, it was the first visit and we were excited to see it through their eyes. When we parked and walked to the Mather...

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Nov 23, 2012 - Moomy - Logan's traveling teddy

HI Logan, Moomy is fine and enjoying travelling with Grandma. Moomy has been to the top of Flat Iron Mountain in the Superstition Mountains near Phoenix Arizona. He has also been to the Grand Canyon, Arizona. (Also with Grandma who hiked the Canyon rim to rim 23 miles - 14 miles one day and 9 miles the next!) Moomy is looking forward to travelling over seas soon (China I think!) Best regards from Logan's Grandma

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Project Travel Mate

Nov 14, 2012 - Road Trip to Grand Canyon

Today was the beginning of another Road Trip Adventure for Bob & Janet as well as Marilyn & I. The plan was to leave at 5:00 AM, have breakfast at Cracker Barrel in Flagstaff, then continue to the Grand Canyon. We left right on time and we discovered during the conversation that none of us had slept very well the night before. It took an hour to get through Phoenix and nearly two hours more to reach Flagstaff. Our breakfast was fine and filled us completely. We passed through the entrance gate at Grand Canyon National Park, using our...

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Oct 22, 2012 - North Rim Riddle

North Rim Riddle Our day began with a stop at the Visitor Center, where we got our bearings on this side of the canyon. It was time well spent and we learned a lot. What we learned can be summarized as follows: The Grand Canyon is a complex feature that can have different meanings to different people. It is generally thought to be the deep cut made by the Colorado River as it flows west through Arizona’s Kaibab Plateau. This is the definition the Park service uses, and it is what most people think of when the Grand Canyon is mentioned. But...

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