The Pyrenees---Southern France

The Pyrenees---Southern France

Monday, July 24, 2017

Sunrise... Sunset

       Four days ago I was in Sedona. I'd been told the rocky hills were incredible to look at, and indeed they were. We stopped at place after place, on the shoulder of the road and at parks along the way into the city, and marveled at the naturally-made rock sculptures.  


      

      Three days ago I spent the whole day in the Grand Canyon. From sunrise to sunset, I was there with family to soak up the peace and the breathtaking beauty.

Here is one picture of the Grand Canyon I took. It was taken
as the sun was setting. Cameras cannot capture its true beauty.

     I apologize for not posting on Friday. I don't know what happened. We were staying at an Airbnb, and the connectivity was spotty. However, there was a night when the wifi was working fine, I created a post and scheduled it. Something screwy happened, because the post disappeared. (This Friday I'll use the same photo from the lost post.)

    During our three days in Williams, Arizona I:


  • went to Bearizona--a really well-done animal park (most of their animals are rescues)
  • took at 3-hour bike tour around part of the South Rim
  • finished reading the book The Handmaid's Tale. Okay, that has nothing to do with the soaking up nature, but it was a great read
  • discovered how the movie Thelma and Louise impacted the Grand Canyon park (there were several cars driven off the edge and into the canyon the year after the movie came out) 
  • learned a bunch about ravens (I'll post more about that on Friday) 

Going to the Grand Canyon was on my "bucket list." What is on yours?
    




      

17 comments:

  1. Grand Canyon is still on my bucket list!

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    1. MZ--You need to go there. It's beyond words...

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  2. Those structures are breathtaking. In the true meaning of the word, not the Seinfeld meaning. I guess it's the science teacher in me that marvels at the geological processes that formed them.

    Your post is there! It published as July 1. So it's just out of order. Got scheduled on the wrong date.

    I don't have a bucket list, but if I did, medieval castles would be on it.

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    1. Val--Probably some of the rock-y goings-on got wasted on me, since I'm the anti-science teacher. I don't understand much about uplift and the other terms that flew by my brain without getting absorbed.

      Medieval castle? Complete with some implements of torture?

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  3. I visited the Grand Canyon as a child on a family vacation. I couldn't appreciate it all at the time, but when I look at the pictures that were taken, I can now. So glad you had such a wonderful trip! Bucket List? Anything with an exciting history! Would love to discover the gold mine found by my great, great-grandfather in the Guadalupe Mountains of New Mexico!

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    1. NoExcuses--Now THAT is a story you should write about. It could be a compelling flash fiction piece or a novel. Or a fascinating bit of nonfiction.

      Think about it. Seriously.

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  4. What an experience to treasure. My son at 3 ran up to the chain link fence. Climbed it to get a better look.I almost had a heart attack.

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    1. Linda--Remind me to tell you what some of the stupid people did. Yes, if my son did did that, I would have had a heart attack, too.

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  5. I don't have a bucket list, either, but I've always wanted to see the Grand Canyon. And someday I will! (Beautiful pics! Also, loved The Handmaid's Tale! Read it years and YEARS ago and still remember it.)

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    1. Cathy--You have a bit longer of a drive than we had. But even though we had too much togetherness in the car, it was worth it.

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  6. As long as we lived out west, I never made it to Sedona or the Grand Canyon. What an idiot.

    No bucket list, but maybe I should put one together. The one thing that the hubster and I both would love to do is fly out to San Diego an rent a car to drive up the Pacific Coast Highway, making all the stops along the way. Maybe for our 40th, coming in just three short years!

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    1. Lisa--That sounds like a perfect way to celebrate 40 years together. My husband went to Monterey for work once, and even though he's quite a homebody, he would gladly go back there. He says it's quite an enchanting place...

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    2. I drove the PCH three years ago. It's wonderful.

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  7. My bucket list is more the size of a barrel. The canyon is beyond words. Anyone who hasn't seen it should plan to visit at least once in their lifetime.

    Pat
    www.patwahler.com

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    1. Pat--I agree. Everyone on this planet should see it--at least once.

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