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Don's Arizona Trip August 2002, Part 1 -- 08/20/02

On August 16, 2002, I left on a 3-day 1,200-mile trip through Arizona. I took in a day and night at the Grand Canyon National Park. I then traveled east along the South Rim and then down to Sedona and later Phoenix Arizona.

I wanted to feel the awe of the Grand Canyon again. I last visited there in July 1981, with my wife and young daughter. At the Grand Canyon I experienced something that is hard to describe. At once I felt insignificant in the short span of time I am allotted in life and how much time the canyon has existed. It is almost too much to comprehend seeing things in terms of near eternity at the rim.

For further reading, I suggest, A Voyage of Discovery. That book includes pictures of many of the places of the 1869 Expedition led by Major John Wesley Powell going down the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon.

Below in Part 1 are just a few of the many pictures taken on the way and at the Grand Canyon. Part 2 is here. Part 3 is here.

Kingman, AZ KOA

While at the KOA in Kingman, I met a family from New Zealand who were on 'Holiday' and traveling the Southwest region in their multi-week trip. We chatted all night from 7:00 PM until 11:30 PM. Below are the two sons who walked across the Grand Canyon from North Rim to South Rim.

The Grand Canyon Kings

I've traveled the full length of Route 66 several times in the last 30 years. This store has it all.

Williams, AZ Route 66 Store

Route 66 Pump

Grand Canyon National Park Entrance

Grand Canyon Visitor Center

Grand Canyon from South Rim

Arizona Trip August 2002 Part 2

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