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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Our #Roadtrip to #GrandCanyon Part 1

During our Las Vegas  vacation in August, we decided to do a road trip from there to see the majestic Grand Canyon on the day of our 14th wedding anniversary.  It was a long drive but we all enjoyed every minute of it.  
We Were going to  do a tour but decided to just drive there ourselves.  It's  cheaper and we can do the roadtrip without the pressure of time.   That  day was one of the many best  ways we have celebrated our anniversary.  

On our way there, we stopped at  the first  overlook designated for tourists who wants to see the view.  We left  really early at the hotel after we ate breakfast so we can get on the road and get back to Vegas before dark.

 We used the rental car that we have  which scared my husband  as he was not used to driving a Hyundai Accent.  That vehicle has a problem with air con keeping up with heat outside.  IT also has a severe delay in response, my husband has to press the gas pedal to the floor  to get a response which delayed 3-4 seconds.  It was really an issue driving it around Vegas area  especially when the traffic is intense.  My husband can't help but say some "sweet" words in frustration.  I gotta say though, it was  great on gas mileage.

 Other than the  vehicle, our trip went smooth and enjoyable.
 Being used to  mountains with a lot of trees, driving from Las Vegas to Arizona  makes me really  thankful and appreciative of our lush greens in our state.  For some reason, even though I enjoy  seeing the  different rock and boulder formation, it makes me feel down a little bit not seeing vegetation there.  I mean, we  passed by some occasional dessert plants but not as much as I  hoped I would see.
 Anyway, as we are nearing the Grand Canyon, the vegetation is somehow getting visible.  I hope you enjoy the following scenic desert-like views.
 

If I would have to do a road trip again from Vegas to Arizona, I would probably opt to do it in the Fall or early Spring so that the weather ain't too hot.  We did it when it was too hot which made it so exhausting.  It's all worth it though because  the Grand Canyon is just amazing.  Please tune in for the next part of this post.  Thanks for visiting and leaving your thoughts.

15 travelers' comments:

Jeannette said...

The Grand Canyon is such a magnificent place to go to. I have been there three or four times both in summer and winter in that place never fails to amaze me. I am glad you all had a wonderful time.

Ashley @Irishred02 said...

The Grand Canyon is on my bucket list of places to visit in the US. It looks stunning there and I think the kids would enjoy it a lot.

Amy @ Marvelous Mommy said...

So awesome! I went to the Grand Canyon when I was a kid. I can't wait to take my girls on vacation there!

AiringMyLaundry said...

This is an amazing area. I've always wanted to go to the Grand Canyon. One day, I hope! I'm glad you had fun!

Gisele said...

You photos are beautiful! What a great way to celebrate your anniversary!

Candysfarmhousepantry said...

Just beautiful and everyone should get a chance to experience the beauty. Glad your family had opportunity.

Sue Reddel said...

What a wonderful trip to take with your family. The Grand Canyon should be seen by everyone.

Sarah Honey said...

What a fun family trip! Would love to do this trip with my family sometime.

Claudia Krusch said...

The Grand Canyon is so beautiful. I would love to go see it again someday soon. My Son has been asking when we can go back.

Liz Mays said...

What a wonderful experience! I wouldn't mind going on a family road trip like this. There aren't any landscapes quite like that on the East coast.

Cosmetic Sanctuary said...

I haven't been to the Grand Canyon in YEARS but we went on our road trip from Vegas to Arizona back in 2004! It was incredible

rosemary palmer said...

I was there about 40 years ago for a few hours but keep saying I want to go back. My pictures from then, well you can imagine. And go to Sedona.

Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz said...

What a fantastic experience. We still have not been to the Grand Canyon but it's at the top of my travel list!

Bonnie Gowen said...

Your family always has so much fun. =) I love seeing all the places you go to. Thanks for sharing your trip.

Seeking Neverland said...

What a blast you had! I've honestly never been to the grand canyon but you have inspired me to take a family road trip there.

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