One of the 7 natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon is a location that you must visit. As part of our roadtrip through Southern California, Nevada, and Arizona, one of our major stops was the Grand Canyon. This was my second trip to the great landmark (my first was as a kid). The first time I visited as a child I did not appreciate what I was seeing.
I thought “wow, what a great big hole in the earth, we drove all this way to see this?!”
Well I was wrong back then. Returning to the Grand Canyon as an adult gave me the opportunity to fully appreciate what a spectacular place this is. The views are endless. The hiking trails go on and on forever. It is one of the most beautiful places on earth.
On our trip, we entered the Grand Canyon from the South Rim Entrance. There is a $25 vehicle fee, which allows you to stay within the park for 1 week. As we drove along the south rim we looked off to the right to magnificent views of canyon. It was about 5 o’clock so we were getting some really good light. But, since we had been driving for such a long time that day we only made one stop to take pictures. From there we carried on to our hotel (Maswik Lodge) located within Grand Canyon National Park. We checked in, cleaned up and went to dinner at the Arizona Room in the Bright Angel Lodge.
The next day we woke and started our adventure. We drove back to the South Rim entrance and stopped at the first viewing point (Desert View) at 9am. We drove along the south rim stopping at every viewing point for the next 4 hours. The landscapes were amazing and couldn’t believe how few people were around us while we snapped our photos. I guess going on a weekday helped with that.
In the afternoon we decided to have lunch and head back to the lodge for a couple of beverages until sunset. Once sunset drew closer we got out cameras out and proceed to fully cover all of the views the canyon had to offer. What a beautiful time to see such a beautiful place.
After that we went back to our lodge for dinner and a much needed sleep.
While our visit was short (2 days) I couldn’t ask for anything more from the Grand Canyon. We had beautiful weather, gorgeous views, and another great stop our roadtrip.
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When I was a child, I regularly went to Blaavand, located at the Danish west coast, with my brothers and parents. I stopped going there as I grew up. In 2012 however, we hit the road again. It was my first return visit in about 20 years. I took the chance and packed as many cameras as possible into my luggage. In part two of my journey log, I'm going to show you the pictures I took with my Lomography cameras.
When I was a child, I regularly went to Blaavand located at the Danish west coast with my brothers and my parents. However, I didn't anymore when I grew up. But in 2012, we hit the road again. It was my first visit there in about 20 years. I took the chance and packed as many cameras as possible into my luggage. In this article, I'm going to present to you the photos I took with my Nikon F-501 SLR.
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