Yaay! School is over for this semester. Couldn’t wait to come home and relax with a cup of tea. I still have to be working, but atleast there is no stress of exams. Atleast for the next 3 weeks.
Our trip to Grand Canyon was last month. It was one of the most incredible places I have been to. We only had 2 days there, and I won’t miss a chance to go back there. We stayed in vegas for 4 days- too long! We decided to take a bus to Grand Canyon and I can’t tell you how much I appreciated not having to drive. We could just sit back and relax and our driver had so much information to share with us. I strongly recommend taking the bus. It will make your trip much more pleasant.
We stayed at a lodge in the Park. The accomodations were wonderful and the food decent. Overall a wonderful experience!!
This bird kept posing for a long time. I guess it didn’t mind the company at all!!
See all that green at the bottom. That is the Indian Garden.
Indian Garden is a small oasis that exists about 3000 feet below the rim, on the Tonto Platform, at the junction of the Bright Angel and Tonto trails. The only reason for Indian Garden being where it is is the existence of Garden Creek, a perennial water source. Up until the early 1900′s the Havasupai indians used to raise corn, squash and beans at Indian Garden and this is how it received it’s name.( Link here)
I found this plant with all this nice fruit. No idea what the name of the tree is. Oh wait, I think it might be the utah juniper. The pictures do look alike!
These are all native american artwork. Those rugs were pretty pricey. I bought a small vase.
No matter how many pics you take, you can’t seem to translate the beauty before your eyes. The views are just breathtaking, and it seems like the view changes as the day goes by. You gotta see it to believe it!!
This building looked like it was abandoned. I thought it was a stunning building. The woodwork looks similar to those in old homes in Kerala.
We hiked a small part of the Bright Angel Trail. It can be a very taxing hike, especially coming up, as the air becomes thinner. We found a guy who was having some shortness of breath. He was okay after resting for some time. But the these mules will make your climb much easier.
Satish looks wishfully at the lucky ‘climbers’.
I am resisting the temptation to post more pictures. But as I said, they can’t do justice to the beauty of the Canyon. No wonder it is ‘The Grand Canyon’.