The concept of traveling is always a fun experience for me. I relish traveling and seeing the world, and immersing myself in experiences of various places on our planet. How we journey does not matter. It can be by road, air, or it could be on the water. Driving, flying, or sailing to a place is like reading a page from the book of life. It is a golden opportunity to write on the pages of our life experiences as we record the lessons we absorb from the places we have been to. What matters is the experience that we soak in as we journey to different areas globally or beyond the globe in the future (e.g., space). I enjoy all means of travel; however, I can say that I have traveled by road a great deal here in the United States. So, where are we going today? The Grand Canyon National Park in northwestern Arizona.
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” ― Saint Augustine.
The summer of 2002 was a memorable time in my road trip adventures. On my road trip journey as I traveled from Scottsdale, Arizona, to Spring Green, Wisconsin, my friends and I took a detour by visiting the Grand Canyon National Park. This was my first trip to this great site. However, I went again for the second time in the summer of 2007 or so. The first adventure was so good that I went again the second time. The Grand Canyon is a beauty to behold. It is a steep-sided gorge created by the Colorado River in the United States. It is 277 miles (446 km) in length, up to 18 miles (29 km) wide, give or take. It is also breathtakingly deep, reaching depths of over a mile (6,093 feet or 1,857 meters). I was absolutely stunned by the magnificence and beauty of this vast chasm. I really pondered how many centuries it took to be sculpted by the various weather elements into what it is now. It is a fabulous sight to behold. If you want to be awed by a geological wonder, then you should plan to visit the Grand Canyon and see this great spectacle of nature for yourself. Here are some snapshots of the Grand Canyon that I took during this trip. Enjoy!
“It’s like trying to describe what you feel when you’re standing on the rim of the Grand Canyon or remembering your first love or the birth of your child. You have to be there to really know what it’s like.” ― Jack Schmitt.
“The wonders of the Grand Canyon cannot be adequately represented in symbols of speech, nor by speech itself. The resources of the graphic art are taxed beyond their powers in attempting to portray its features. Language and illustration combined must fail.” ― John Wesley Powell.
“There will never be a photograph of the Grand Canyon that can adequately describe its depth, breadth, and true beauty.” ― Stefanie Payne, A Year in the National Parks: The Greatest American Road Trip.