The Grand Canyon
Over a weekend in June, I had the adventure of visiting one of the natural wonders of the world. A few of my friends and I planned the trip basically on a whim. All we knew was that we were going to see the Grand Canyon however it was going to take. We showed up at YVR first thing in the morning hoping to get on the first flight out to LAX as flyer bystanders. Luckily, they found us seats for the first flight and on the run way we went!
Excitement rushed through us and found ourselves landing in Los Angeles within hours. We rented a car through Sixth by LAX which provided us a selection of more luxurious and fast cars to get to through our trip. A road trip seemed like a great idea going through the states..until we caught LA traffic. It took us about three hours to get out of LA alone. Probably the longest time I had been through traffic. Though it wasn't so bad when the driver drives through traffic like a speed car racer. We've probably broken road laws more than we ever had in Vancouver. But really, who doesn't in LA?
Once we reached Las Vegas, we knew it was not going to be a relaxing night from driving all day. We carefully planned the evening preparing for another road ahead to reach the Grand Canyon at sunrise. Which, we failed miserably. We chased the sunrise in hopes of getting a few shots of the Canyon for my friend who was a photography enthusiast. By that morning, I was overly exhausted that I couldn't be bothered. haha Cruising through the roads around the Grand Canyon was not all that I hoped for but it was all that I had imagined. Dry. Flat. Brown. And boring. Parts of places and specific destinations are so spectacular, you have to see it to really believe it. We narrowed down a couple spots to check out the most popular places to visit which were Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon. Fortunately, they were a twenty minute drive apart. There were two different Antelope Canyon tours; the upper Antelope and the lower. We were confused at first as to which view was the one we wanted to see. We drove to the upper canyon to find out that the tour fee was $40 which did not allow us to carry anything with us during the tour. Since we wanted to take shots with a professional camera, it was not allowed. So instead we went to the lower part of the canyon; we were glad they allowed cameras and items with us through the tour and it cost us half the price of the upper canyon. All tours are guided so you have no freedom in touring the canyons on your own.
Overall, the trip was a huge success. It was beautiful and serene in views of the Canyon. I was glad to have experienced it with great company.
'Till next time,