Thursday, July 18, 2013

Grand Canyon National Park - Grand Canyon, AZ 86023 Roadtrip

Can you say "Road Trip!" We drove through several states in (17) seventeen days. Our first stop was the Grand Canyon in Arizona. This is a Great American National Park, which holds lots of history and stories. We parked in the South Rim area near the Visitor's Center to take a  peek at the famous Grand Canyon. 
As we walked towards the edge, we could see why the Grand Canyon is famous. Looking into the crowd we could see people from other countries who had  traveled from Europe, Asia and Latin America to breathe in the Grand Canyon air. Standing near the edge, we heard people gasp and point. We heard people being surprised by the length and depth of it. Pictures do not tell the whole story. This natural beauty requires a visit to see how vast and beautiful it is in real time.
There we were standing on the edge of the Grand Canyon, watching in amazement of how tiny we really are in this world. The experience opened a family discussion of why, how and when did this all happen. Our children were interested in finding out more about the Grand Canyon. We headed to the visitor center to ask questions and get answers. The best part was that they had a free movie that we all could watch to learn about the Grand Canyon. The visitor center was filled with information and free maps. You could also find near by water fountains, restrooms and a store. There is also shuttle pick-up to take you to the other points along the rim.   
 
The cost is $25.00 to enter the park or you can buy the annual pass for $80.00, which gives you entry to other National parks. The annual pass is a better deal, if you intended to visit other great National parks.
 
Planning on visiting Arizona. I found these websites helpful:
Disclaimer: This is a personal blog. All thoughts and opinions are my own. This is not a sponsored post.
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