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The Grand Canyon Through the Eyes of a Teenager

My daugher, Chelsea, will be sharing about our recent road trip through her eyes. This post is a look at what she thought of our visit to the Grand Canyon.

The Grand Canyon Originally we weren’t planning on even stopping at the Grand Canyon, but how can you not when you’re basically passing right by it? It was only about 4 hours out of our way, which is nothing when you’re going on a 36 hour road trip.

I had been prepared for warm weather, really warm. As soon as we drove into Missouri, I changed into shorts. It really wasn’t that warm, but the closer we got to California the warmer it got. I assumed it’d be warm at the Grand Canyon. It wasn’t. When we got there my family started putting on their sweatshirts and jackets. I decided to stick it out, I was not going to be a wimp.

As soon as we started walking I knew it was a mistake. But being the stubborn person I am, I didn’t go back for a sweatshirt. Instead, I crossed my arms and kept walking. The Grand Canyon South Rim

I thought the Grand Canyon would just be a spot alongside the road to just stop, get out, take a couple pictures and leave. I had no idea it was such a large National Park! I didn’t know we’d spend more than an hour there, also why I didn’t bring a sweatshirt.

We spent quite a bit of time there. I guess I looked cold to my brother, so being the gentleman he is, he gave me his sweatshirt.

the Grand Canyon at sunset

The darker it got, the colder it got. People dressed in coats and scarfs, wrapped in blankets, started to stare at me and my pasty white legs.

They were probably wondering how I could be so stupid. I was even in flip flops! Definitely not the attire you should wear in November, in Arizona.

Chelsea at the Grand Canyon

Even the distraction of the cold couldn’t keep me from seeing how breathtakingly beautiful the Grand Canyon truly is. The verse that kept playing over and over again in my mind was.

Psalm 66:4 “All the earth bows down to you; they sing praise to you, they sing praise to your name.”

I couldn’t even begin to fathom how someone could see the Grand Canyon, see how beautiful creation truly is, and not believe in how truly beautiful our Creator is.

All the earth

This post is linked to Travel Photo Mondays at Travel Photo Discovery. 


Sunday 8th of December 2013

absolutely beautiful!

eileen at FamiliesGo!

Friday 6th of December 2013

it's hard to drag yourself away once you're there. it's sooo captivating. We didn't go into the canyon when we went, so i'd like to go back.


Saturday 7th of December 2013

My husband told me that if we make it back to the Grand Canyon, he definitely wants to explore below the rim. He's thinking a hike to the bottom and back or a rafting trip.

Mary {The World Is A Book}

Thursday 5th of December 2013

I'm glad you guys had a great visit and even happier that your teen enjoyed it. I love the Grand Canyon but have only ever visited twice during the winter. It really is stunning and your daughter picked such an appropriate verse. Beautiful pictures!


Tuesday 3rd of December 2013

Hi Tonya and Chelsea, Breathtaking photos! Thank you for the spectacular tour and commentary, Chelsea, really enjoyed your 'take' on this wonder of our world!



Tuesday 3rd of December 2013

So beautiful... Protection Status
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