The Grand Canyon
This is probably the most popular of all the bucket list ideas. Everybody wants to see the Grand Canyon before kicking the bucket.
I drove to the canyon from Vegas, stopping off at the Hoover Dam on the way, which is also very impressive to see. We continued in the scorching desert heat to the canyon. We didn’t know how long we had to drive and we were running low on gas so we asked the next person we saw. This happened to be a huge fat guy in black leathers sitting on his Harley Davidson motorcycle. ‘How long until we reach the Grand Canyon?’ I asked. ‘I’ll do your windows up if I was you’ he replied in a deep southern accent. I asked ‘why?’ and he said ‘Ya’ll see’. I thought it was best to drive on but a few moments later, we had swarms of bugs and flies entering our car. He was right.
The drive was about 3 or 4 hours with plenty of stops. We reached The Grand Canyon National Park and It was spectacular. We walked around and sat on the edge of the canyon. I could have thrown myself off if I wanted to. I saw the sky-walk tourism trap that I had read about, people were paying fifty bucks to look down the canyon through glass.
We spent a good hour walking around and captured some awesome photos. The sun was going down and it really was beautiful. You could see the Colorado River and we even saw huge Californian condors soaring in the distance.
I thought about the native Indians who once lived in the canyon. I bought a dream catcher as a souvenir from a native Indian woman. I also bought some of the best onion rings and ranch dressing I’d ever had, not something I thought I’d be able to buy at the Grand Canyon.
The place is widely considered as one of the natural wonders of the world and it’s not hard to see why. The huge canyon is breathtaking and being millions of years old, it really makes the jaw drop.
I couldn’t help but think about those old John Wayne movies and the horses riding through the canyon. It really is something special. If you’re ever in L.A. or Vegas then you have to make the effort to see it!
It may be in the middle of the Arizonian desert but it can still get chilly there, so take a hoody or something with you.
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