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What's that one Creed song again?
We decided to get an early start on our day trip to the Grand Canyon today, as it's a four-hour drive from Vegas.  We were on the road by 9:30am, and arrived in Arizona a few winks later.  The drive was non-descript, other than the unusual amount of trees around.  I expected the Grand Canyon area (and especially Arizona) to be a lot less arboreal. 

The park rangers were all a bunch of goobers, which lifted my spirits a bit as we waited in line to get into the park area.  By this time we were all itching to see it, and as soon as we got into the park, we pulled over, and lo and behold: the Grand Canyon.

There are no words to describe the sheer massiveness of the view.  It literally envolopes you.  Those of you who haven't been: you really get to see what looking a mile straight down looks like.
  Some make the experience a spiritual one, others just a visual one, but there is no denying it: it is impressive.

We then went around and took the road around and stopped at various viewsalong the way and had a ridiculous amount of photos taken.  It was photo-op central.  Four cameras had at least 150 photos by the end of the day.  We have a million jump photos, too.

Climbing trees, leaning out over ledges, letting your feet hang over 500 feet over huge drops, and some California Condors that we found right next to us, climbing out to some really, really stupid locations to take pictures.  I'm surprised no one died.

At the end of the day, we had worked up quite a sweat, an appetite, and some overloaded memory cards.  Our trip to the Grand Canyon was amazing, we had a grand ole time, we saw a more than we thought we'd ever see.  It was definitely a great experience, and I strongly recommend the visit whether you live in the US or not.
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Whats that one Creed song again?
What's that one Creed song again?
Fabulous high five!
"Fabulous" high five!

(a mile down!)
Stare-down. (a mile down!)
Yeah.  Ridiculous, huh?
Yeah. Ridiculous, huh?
Grand Canyon
photo by: Sunflower300