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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

There are no words and no camera that can capture the awesome magnificence of God's handiwork in this place. . .The Grand Canyon. . .what more can you say?

It was our absolute privilege to share our day and our tour with Ralph and Dorothy from Orange County California. . .what a great time we had. . .

Marvelous Marvin picked us up at the RV Park in Williams, AZ in his MarvelousMarv van for a private, all day tour. . .highly recommended. . .Marv kept up a running commentary of info that you will never get taking the train or driving yourselves. . .

He took us from one end of the South Rim to the other. . .we enjoyed each and every lookout point. As Marv described what we were seeing, he would point out, and name each rock formation. . .at each stop, as Marv was sharing his marvelous info, other tourists would gather round to hear his stories. . .I'm pretty sure he made some up for their listening pleasure. . .

As I watched others struggle with their paper maps, I realized that is how we would have looked had we not had a private tour. . .although the Park Rangers also were giving limited talks, I am truly thankful that we invested in a living, breathing piece of history. . .


There was so much to see, and take in. . .you just needed to pause, and try to grasp the enormity of the entire place. . .I could have just stood or sat for hours and watched the play of light over the canyon. . .when you would walk from one point to the other, and then walk back, the scene would look completely different, in the angles of sunlight. . .it was amazing. . .

We were in awe of the spectacular beauty. . .

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