Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Grand Canyon

The awe & wonderment that fills you when you walk out to the edge of the Grand Canyon is indescribable. The beauty of the canyon walls with their variety of colors & the sheer magnitude of the size of the canyon is unbelievable. Pictures & video no matter good they are can never do justice to this amazing site. It truly is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen in my life. The time that I spent at this magnificent park is the closest I've ever felt to being truly connected to God/universe. A visit to Grand Canyon National Park will change your life forever if you allow it to.

So you're probably asking yourself, "If you love the Grand Canyon so much why wasn't it #1?" The answer to that is easy for me, Yellowstone offers so much diversity that it will always be my first choice. The difference between these parks is that simple to me. You can go to the Grand Canyon & be blown away or go to Yellowstone & experience everything from it's own Grand Canyon to geysers & paint pots, etc. One of the joys of my life is that I've been able to discover many different National Parks, they are all beautiful in their own way & they are also very different, so my choices may not be yours but the important thing to remember is to get out to the parks & reconnect with nature & that ancient connection to the land.

When visiting the Grand Canyon I strongly suggest staying at the Grand Canyon Village. There are several options available for accommodations there but it's the closest place to enjoy all the park has to offer. Several other cities that surround the Park are actually a long drive to get into the park & to the south rim. Most of the activities that take place are on the south rim of the Grand Canyon. The south rim is where you can take the mule ride down the canyon or check out many different vistas. I enjoyed walking the rim trail where every turn is another amazing site.

The most amazing thing about the Grand Canyon is the change in light, either by the sun or the clouds, each of these changes in light reveals new colors & definition & sometimes these changes are very dramatic. Take time to discover this park & in turn take time to discover yourself.

I love to sit on the edge of the canyon & just take in the beauty around me. This beauty will touch your soul deeper then anything I've ever known & no matter how long you stay there, it will never feel like enough. When you feel you need to rediscover who you truly are, journey to the Grand Canyon & experience the joy of this beautiful place.

Till tomorrow,


Quote of the day:"The beauty of the Grand Canyon has to be experienced. Take in the beauty & rediscover yourself in the process."

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Michael said...

I have never seen the Grand Canyon. My cousin went there recently.

I know what you mean living here in Florida though. Pictures of the beaches do not do them justice. There is whole different experience with the beach air, clear waters, sounds of the waves that videos and pictures just don't capture.

Anonymous said...

I have never been to the Grand Canyon. I've been all over the globe, but not to many places in the USA.

However, I did go to Yellowstone. (Enjoyed your previous post) The song how great thou art comes to mind every time I see something like these places.

When through the woods, and forest glades I wonder, and hear the birds, sing sweetly in the trees... Love these words!

Dave said...

I haven't traveled nearly as much as I would have liked, so I haven't seen any of these live.

You really do bring it to life, Bill. Thank you.