I definitely consider myself to be someone that LOVES surprises, so when I heard that there were a few surprises along the way it just made the trip that little extra special. I didn't even want to spoil the surprise, so when we stepped out of the car, I kept my head down and tried not to read any of the signs; and was I thankful that I did. The view was so incredible and my first thought was, this belongs on a computer screensaver...
Which in fact it is.
"The Horse Shoe Bend"
I can honestly say that I haven't had a colder night sleep in my whole life that the night we camped at the Grand Canyon, the night previous where we camped at Monument Valley was also a very cold night but I was so tired I managed to sleep the entire night.
But! To wake up in Grand Canyon National Park quickly helped me to forget about the cold, you always have a preconceived idea of how everything should be, but I couldn't begin to explain how incredible it was to finally be standing at the rim of something of such a grand scale; it took my breath away.
Hiking down into the Grand Canyon was absolutely amazing, I am so glad that we actually took the time to go, it was early in the morning and it was extremely cold at the beginning, but as we were warned by the people hiking back up to enjoy ourselves because walking back was going to be the "fun" part; and I can certainly say that it was interesting, I know that next time to go, I want to make it all the way to the bottom so this was a good sample of what was to come next.
To top the day off we got the bus out to a view point along the rim to watch the sunset, and what a sunset it was.
Sums up the bunch of crazy's I spent 10days with. Loves them