The Grand Canyon & Me

I recently took a trip out to Arizona, it’s the farthest west I’ve traveled in the US! The landscape is so drastically different, I’ve been to quite a few places in the US and just seeing all the deserts, mountains, and cacti was super cool to see.

We spent some time in Sedona, but I wish we had more time! Sedona’s spirituality is really interesting and I got an aura photo taken.

I’m not much of a hiker BUT I did hike Devil’s Bridge which was a cool experience. And because I’m not much of a hiker, I bailed on a different hike to see the Chapel of the Holy Cross. It’s a church nestled into the mountainside, and it’s one of Arizona’s energy vortexes. I didn’t feel particularly peaceful when visiting, but it was still pretty cool.

We also got to see the Grand Canyon which is one of those things where you take a look at it and have a hard time believing it’s real. It seriously looks like I could toss a pebble in a break the simulation.

I think this trip has sparked a need to travel the west coast a little bit more!

Have you ever been to Arizona? Tell me about it in the comments!

11 thoughts on “The Grand Canyon & Me

  1. I’ve been to Phoenix and Tucson, and I’ve been through the Virgin River Gorge on I-15 (the little corner of Arizona that one passes through between Las Vegas and St. George), but not Sedona or the Grand Canyon. I definitely want to someday.

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  2. Sedona is one of my most favorite places. The landscape is stunning. I’m not sure about the vortexes and spirituality stuff surrounding it (I’m open to it, but didn’t get any particular sort of energy), but it is so beautiful. We got to visit the Grand Canyon the day it reopened from being closed for the pandemic. We were literally the only ones at the view stop-offs. My mom was there for the first time, and it was amazing to see her reaction to it and not have thousands of tourists standing around us. Arizona is one of my favorite states. I always thought it was just dessert, but it’s very unique with different topography, weather, and beauty. Thanks for sharing your experience.

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  3. Rosie! I’m so happy that you’re discovering America! At the age of 14 in 1962, my family set out on a 26-day, 8500-mile tour of America west of the Mississippi, a massive part of America that was crossed by two-lane roads (except for California freeways & the Kansas Tpke). On this trip, we visited almost every big name NP and several National Monuments. And I visited some again when I drove to California again in 1988, and to the Rockies in 1993 and 2004. Things have changed in significant ways since 1962–the population has almost doubled (parks like Yosemite are so overcrowded that they’re not worthy of a visit), and the country is criss-crossed by Interstates that have led to the demise of the small towns that once existed on the 2-lanes (Like Roundup Montana). In my view, the must-sees remain: The Black Canyon of the Gunnison NM and Rocky Mountain NP in Colorado; Olympic NP in Washington, and sunrise on the Grand Mesa in Canyonlands NP, and don’t forget to visit the Grand Canyon again and again. But there are dozens and dozens of other remarkable places like the San Juan Islands in the Great Northwest. Even if it seems sometimes like we are a nation burdened with tens of thousands of idiots, we live in a country of unparalleled beauty of which I think we should be very proud! Cheers!

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