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Ohh the clouds and impending rain.
After the slightly disappointing Hoover Dam we continued onward to the Grand Canyon. I was driving at this point and we could see lots of dark dark clouds ahead. We watched as lightening struck and were less than thrilled to see that we were heading right towards it.
We missed our off ramp and had to pull over to get directions at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center in town. Then woman looked at me as if I was retarded when I asked for directions but she gave them to me. Pretty much turn left and follow until you fall off canyon.
Those clouds I mentioned earlier, they were no overhead. Now I'm from California I barely see rain all year long this was a downpour! It began to rain heavily. The windshield wipers were not in the best shape and they barely moved the rain.
the clouds made the pics of the Gran Canyon a little dark
I slowed to a measly 30 miles an hour on the freeway and stayed far behind a car (So I could still see his tail lights) and then soley watched the white line along the side of the road as that was all I could see. About 10 minutes later and sore fingers from gripping the wheel I was home free. Yay!!
We drove up to the canyon and pulled over. I had seen it before but my mom and niece had never seen it. They were joking around and disbelieveing until they turned the last bend and see the Grand Canyon in all its splendor and they were awed and amazed! It really is one of those great sights. Something so bigger than life and harder to explain and even worse to try to take a picture of because even photos cannot show it justice.
We walked around and took silly pictures. Then went to the gift shop where I made a spectacle of myself by dropping a whole load of metallic rocks that wasn't metallic enough when you make a whole chain of them. I bought some souveneers and we were again on our way. We got gas for $2.59 (an absolute score!) and off we go.
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Ohh the clouds and impending rain.
Ohh the clouds and impending rain.
the clouds made the pics of the Gr…
the clouds made the pics of the G…
Me and the Canyon
Me and the Canyon
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
Rain on the Grand Canyon
Rain on the Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
Rani on the Grand Canyon
Rani on the Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
More rain on the Grand Canyon
More rain on the Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
The sky at a rest stop
The sky at a rest stop
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
First view of Grand Canyon
First view of Grand Canyon
The clouds and the Grand Canyon
The clouds and the Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon with no clouds
Grand Canyon with no clouds
Me and the niece so not ready for …
Me and the niece so not ready for…
Mom and niece
Mom and niece
Our feet over the Canyon
Our feet over the Canyon
The phallic tree my niece made me …
The phallic tree my niece made me…
The squirrel that ran up at us tha…
The squirrel that ran up at us th…
Pretty view on the way
Pretty view on the way
Grand Canyon
photo by: Sunflower300