When In The Grand Canyon

When In The Grand Canyon

 

I’ve lived in Vegas my whole life and never saw the Grand Canyon until two weeks ago.  Sad I know.  Fun fact: While driving to the Grand Canyon, I mentioned to The Boyfriend that it was one of the original 7 Wonders of the Ancient World.  Don’t let me teach your kids history.

Onward…

Apparently, there are two rims of the Grand Canyon.  Lots of people go south.  We, along with another super cute and wonderful and artsy and fun couple, went north. When you go to the north rim, there are many green camping options nearby.  And by green, I mean, literally green.

We stayed at DeMotte campground, about a 20/30 minute drive to the Grand Canyon.  It was lovely, and I would definitely recommend it.  Wildflowers with lavender petals were everywhere.  Of course, I’d like to tell you that we are really prepared travelers and researched the best campground, but that’s simply untrue.  We called last minute and literally the only campsite available in the ENTIRE Grand Canyon was the one we scooped up at DeMotte.  You call that lack of planning; I call it fate.

Yes, that’s a tent.  I love nature, but do I love tents?  Well no.  Does anybody actually enjoy sleeping in a tent?  Name yourself, because you’re weird and we should point fingers at you.

We explored the campground area and found a perfect little spot for an afternoon chill out.

Then there it was.  The Grand Canyon. One of the original 7 Wonders of the Ancient World (Okay, it should be one of the wonders of the ancient world):

When In The Grand Canyon

I won’t overwhelm you with pictures of the Grand Canyon, because no picture can truly capture the largeness of it, the beauty of it, or how completely terrifying it is to stand on the edge of it.  So here we are, instead:

I stood there and realized how little I am in comparison to something so large.  It was a humbling and spiritual experience.  One way to look at it is to think our little lives are insignificant.  But I don’t think that’s true.  Another way to look at it is to realize how cool it is to be allowed to participate in such a creative and incredible world.  Basically, we’re the shit.  Just for being alive.

When In The Grand Canyon

 

6 thoughts on “When In The Grand Canyon

  • September 2, 2015 at 6:27 am
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    Haha I would also like to know who LIKES sleeping in tents! Not I! I’m always too hot, too cold, the ground is too hard. I’m such a grouchy camper, but man I sure would like to go camping soon. It’s been too long. This spot really worked out in your favor!

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    • September 2, 2015 at 8:35 am
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      Yes – exactly! I’m never comfortable. On this trip I was freezing each night – all night long!

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  • September 2, 2015 at 1:19 pm
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    I’m not a fan of tents, either! The ground is always too hard for me. Call me a spoiled princess, but I like soft, cushy beds lol. Awesome pictures — glad you guys got to see the Grand Canyon.

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  • September 3, 2015 at 6:10 am
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    haha!! “One of the 7 wonders” – that’s totally me. Loved this! I’m definitely not a camper but your trip looked so beautiful – I might consider camping in the canyon one of these days. (And probably feel like Reece Witherspoon from Wild doing it, but I’d do it.)

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