Overwhelmed By Mother Nature!
Trip Start May 03, 2009
12Trip End May 18, 2009
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Hello From Lovely Flagstaff, AZ--
Yet again, a great weather day and a long, but gratifying day at the Grand Canyon. It's the topper to spending time at Bryce Canyon National Park on Wednesday. A display at Grand Canyon included a quote by one C. O. Hall, written over 100 years ago, after he saw the splendor of the surroundings. To paraphrase, he said any description of the Canyon could not be put into words and pictures would not do it justice...it simply "has to be seen." C. O. got it right. All I can say is that it stuns and boggles the mind to stand before rock formations molded over hundreds of millions of years, due in large part to the way in which water has shaped them. We stayed longer than we planned at Grand Canyon, as we were mesmerized by the changing light and shadow patterns on the canyon walls as the sun moved into the western sky and slowly began to set
In addition to this, we've experienced temperature fluctuations of 50-plus degrees. It was 51 at 7:00am at Bryce Canyon Wednesday morning. As we drove on an original alignment of Route 66 through the Mojave Desert last Saturday, it was 106. Likewise, we've been at sea level at Santa Monica and 9,000 feet above sea level at Bryce Canyon. No complaints here, though: we've done everything we've wanted to do and then some, despite long and tiring days.
Bye for now!
Dave And Paul Schwan
Because mere photos do not do justice to the magnificence of the Grand Canyon, we've posted just two of what we feel are among the best shots we took. Our videos are coming soon, so please check back in a week or two.