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I spent the week of Memorial Day in sunny, beautiful Las Vegas. I’ve been planning this trip , on and off , for five years so when I finally touched down at McCarran International , I felt like I knew … Continue reading

5 Thoughts You’ll Only Have at the Grand Canyon

I spent Memorial Day weekend in Vegas ( more to come in a separate post) but the highlight of the week-long trip was the day spent at the Grand Canyon. After a long night of doing Vegas things, my friend and I took a shower and a nap before meeting our tour bus at 5 am. Even so , after a morning that included a quick walk around the Hoover Dam and an energetic bus driver who laughed like a hyena and threatened to sell  left behind items on eBay, I arrived at the canyon renewed and ready to explore.

A quick drive by the Grand Canyon | photo credit:thepinkexpat

A quick drive by the Hoover Dam | photo credit:thepinkexpat

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And finally a successful travel selfie...this is four years in the making , guys

And finally a successful travel selfie…this is four years in the making , guys

When I walked to the edge of Mather’s Point and saw the valleys and peaks , the random greenery growing from steep ledges , and  the vibrant reds and oranges of the canyon’s interior I could only think Wow.  Here are a few more thoughts – and photos -from my visit to the Grand Canyon.

Thought #1: How does nature make so much beauty ?

The Grand Canyon |photo credit: @thepinkexpat

The Grand Canyon |photo credit: @thepinkexpat

All the different colors and textures of the canyon | photo credit @thepinkexpat

All the different colors and textures of the canyon | photo credit @thepinkexpat

Thought # 2: It must go on forever and ever and ever…

It's called grand for a reason |photo credit: thepinkexpat

It’s called grand for a reason |photo credit: thepinkexpat

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photo credit @thepinkexpat

Thought # 3: Do not fall…Do not fall

I was very brave and leaned over a rail for this photo |photo credit:thepinkexpat

I was very brave and leaned over a rail for this photo |photo credit:thepinkexpat

Do it for the photo! |photo credit: thepinkexpat.com

Do it for the photo! |photo credit: thepinkexpat.com

My fear is evident in this photo. I'm not afraid of heights, but I really,really didn't didn't want to go splat  |photocredit:thepinkexpat

My fear is evident in this photo. I’m not afraid of heights, but I really,really didn’t didn’t want to go splat |photocredit:thepinkexpat

Thought #4: I really hope those people don’t fall

But I wasn't nearly this brave | thepinkexpat.com

But I wasn’t nearly this brave | thepinkexpat.com

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photo credit:thepinkexpat.com

Thought #5: If I do fall to my death ,it’ll be fine because I saw this with my own eyes.

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My favorite photo of the bunch |photo credit:thepinkexpat.com

My favorite photo of the bunch |photo credit:thepinkexpat.com

 

Do you remember the first time you saw the Grand Canyon, either in person or through a photo? What was your first thought?