The Grand Canyon

copy-6527This past June, I took a long road trip with my dad from Illinois back home to California. We made some stops along the way, one of which was to the Grand Canyon! I had never been to the Grand Canyon before and it was pretty amazing to experience it for the first time, especially with my dad.copy-6458copy-6507copy-6528We decided to take a tour through the National Geographic Visitor Center. I think that this was a great choice since neither my dad or I had been before and didn’t really know much about which parts of the canyon we should be checking out on our first visit. It was really nice to just get driven around in a pink Jeep and have a tour guide to educate us on the canyon.copy-6587copy-6553copy-6542It is hard to explain how breathtakingly beautiful the canyon is. These photos really don’t do it justice and it is definitely best enjoyed in person! At my first glimpse of the canyon, I couldn’t help but feel a bit choked up. The vastness of the canyon is really humbling and makes you realize just how small humans are.copy-6463copy-6524copy-6540copy-6469I definitely will make another visit to this beautiful place one day and will do some hiking or rafting in the river! This was a really great first visit and I am glad we made the time for it in our trip!


* all photos by Jess unless otherwise noted


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