On the way home from Page we decided to take a spontaneous detour to the Grand Canyon, because that’s what you do when you’re only an hour and a half away.
It was one of those days where it looks really beautiful outside, but then as soon as you step outside the car it is freezing and you wish that you weren’t wearing shorts (every.single.time).
The view was gorgeous, and amazing, obviously, but it was weirdly bigger than I remember? I’ve been there a few times, but I think I’ve always visited different parts along the canyon, so this was my first time at the South rim.
There was a viewing tower there which was cool, it had lots of neat paintings and carvings inside, and provided a great vantage point, and a welcome respite from the icy cold wind.
We are planning on going back to the GC over the summer with a group of friends that go every year. They spend a few hours picking up trash along the rim, and then camp overnight. It sounds really fun, and like a great way to spend some time out there and really enjoy the view.
So far life in Phoenix is pretty great, and I’m especially enjoying all of the interesting places that are just a few hours drive away.