Our first view of the Grand Canyon, at least the first view in the last about 40 years, was breathtaking. We went to the South Rim and had planned to go to Desert View first then make our way back to the more central Visitor’s Center. But when we drove from Tusayan into the park itself, and started to get glimpses of the actual canyon, we couldn’t resist pulling over for a good, long look.
It’s really, really big.
I was moved seeing it spread out before us. Tears sprang to my eyes as we stood and looked out over this amazing, vibrant sight. The size of it is so impressive.
When we’d checked into our RV campsite the evening before, I was a little disheartened by the dreariness. We had road on three sides of us, the back of a strip mall in one direction and no picnic table. A path from the shops to the camp ground went right by our vehicle/home. The staff person in the office was grumpy and unwelcoming.
Rem wisely pointed out we would be spending our time at the Grand Canyon and only needed to be back at the RV campsite to sleep. So it was really wonderful to get our first view of the canyon.
We climbed back into the RV and continued on Desert View to the Desert View Watchtower.
Each overlook provided new views of this magnificent chasm.
Here you can see the Desert View Watchtower in the distance.
Signs provided information about the canyon.
We made sure all the critters had a chance to see from the window of the RV.
Throughout the day, the sunlight and shadows on the canyon walls and rock formations changed.
Looking over to people at another observation point gives some sense of the scale.
I asked Rem to stay where we were and I walked to this point so he could take my picture.
He also took these next two photos:
This is our shadow-selfie (we’re waving).
There’s just too much Grand Canyon to fit in one post.
Thanks for your visit – please stop by again when I have my next post with more Grand Canyon pictures.