If I ever feel small, it can only be in the face of grandiosity. Shocks of electricity run up inside my body. I was finally there after two decades, facing its vastness, it was nothing as I imagined it. It was astounding! The Grand Canyon indeed is grand.
Mother nature has this gift to make us humans feel alive. I almost went down my knees to express my gratitude for making me feel much more alive than ever. Some people travel to get to know a place, others like me, to experience it and immerse ourselves in it.
Reasons to visit the Grand Canyon are countless. I found the best one, though. The way I felt hiking through it, photographing it, and just contemplating it made me feel complete. I sat down outside the lodge and started people watching. I learned by the way they smiled looking at it that they too felt alive, full, and serene.
To live is to experience the richness of the moment. It is to savor the ingredients of what makes life worth living. That is the reason I travel. Pondering the views of the Grand Canyon gave me a sense of surrealism. That moment when you cannot believe such natural wonders exist and that you at that very moment are part of it in some sense.
Solo traveling is a great way to self-discover and to immerse in the place. I enjoy my time alone wandering. I was fortunate enough tough, to visit the Grand Canyon with the loves of my life. My son probably was the youngest visitor ever. He was there on his due date. He was born five weeks early. I noticed the wide range in age of the guests. The North Rim was packed with citizen seniors. It made my heart happy because I want to be an adventurous grandma when I get old. I bet the Grand Canyon injected them a dose of vitality.
Walking the Bright Angel trail was an exquisite experience. It is a short hiking trail, but from there you can see the Canyon in all its glory. Some travelers hiked from the South Rim to the North Rim. It was impressive! They looked happy and full of energy after walking all night.
There are so many ways to experience the Grand Canyon. I hope to visit it again soon to ride a horse and get to see it from above on a helicopter tour.
Remember always to make the most of your trips. Our planet is a beautiful place full of wonders.
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