• In the Face of Grandiosity: The Grand Canyon

     

    If I ever feel small, it can only be in the face of grandiosity.  Shocks of electricity run up inside my body. I was finally there after two decades, facing its vastness, it was nothing as I imagined it. It was astounding! The Grand Canyon indeed is grand.

    Mother nature has this gift to make us human feel alive. I almost went down my knees to express my gratitude for making me feel much more alive than ever. Some people travel to get to know a place, others like me, to experience it and immerse ourselves in it.

    Reasons to visit the Grand Canyon are countless. I found the best one, though. The way I felt hiking through it, photographing it, and just contemplating it made me feel complete. I sat down outside the lodge and started people watching. I learned by the way they smiled looking at it that they too felt alive, full, and serene.

    To live is to experience the richness of the moment. It is to savor the ingredients of what make life worth living. That is the reason I travel. Pondering the views of the Grand Canyon gave me a sense of surrealism. That moment when you cannot believe such natural wonders exist and that you at that very moment are part of it in some sense.

       Solo traveling is a great way to s elf-discover and to immerse in the place.  I enjoy my time alone wandering.  I was fortunate enough tough, to visit the Grand Canyon with the loves of my life. My son probably was the youngest visitor ever. He was there on his due date. He came five weeks early. I noticed the wide range in age of the guests. The North Rim was packed with citizen seniors. It made my heart happy because I want to be an adventurous grandma when I get old. I bet the Grand Canyon injected them a dose of vitality.

    Walking the Bright Angel trail was an exquisite experience. It is a short hiking trail, but from there you can see the Canyon in all its glory. Some travelers hiked from the South Rim to the North Rim. It was impressive! They looked happy and full of energy after walking all night.

    There are so many ways to experience the Grand Canyon. I hope to visit it again soon to ride a horse and get to see it from above on a helicopter tour.

    Remember always to make the most of your trips. Our planet is a beautiful place full of wonders.

     

            

       

     

     

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    4 Comments

    1. I worked in Arizona during college and that area of the country definitely knows how to make you feel small! Some of the most gorgeous scenery of anywhere on earth, in my opinion.

    2. These pictures are so beautiful! I haven’t been to the Grand Canyon yet, but I’m hoping things work out to finally visit later this summer! And I love that your son got to see it already, I hope he gets to go many more times!!

    3. Great photos! I’ve always had mixed feelings about whether I would enjoy the GC since I tend to like things that are green and lively. However, after just returning from visiting King’s Canyon and Yosemite in California, I have a newfound respect and love for Canyons and Grandiose boulders that seem to swallow the sky. The GC is not up at the top of my bucket list!

    4. I love your photos! I visited the Grand Canyon a couple years ago, and it really is incredible!

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