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“There is nothing so American as our national parks… The fundamental idea behind the parks… is that the country belongs to the people and that it is in the process of making for the enrichment of the lives of all of us.” ~ President Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1934

October 5, 2022

Today we left Winslow Arizona where of course we took some time to stand on the corner as the song goes.

Well, I’m standing on a corner in Winslow Arizona And such a fine sight to see It’s a girl my Lord in a flatbed Ford Slowin’ down to take a look at me ” Take It Easy by The Eagles

We arrived at the Grand Canyon and had a lovely lunch in the lodge in the Roosevelt room and then began our sightseeing. You almost can not describe the Grand Canyon or capture its wonder in pictures.

“You cannot see the Grand Canyon in one view, as if it were a changeless spectacle from which a curtain might be lifted, but to see it, you have to toil from month to month through its labyrinths.”

~John Wesley Powell

There is such outstanding beauty in every direction and although I tried to photograph it, no photo gives it justice.

The canyon and adjacent rim are contained within Grand Canyon National Park. President Theodore Roosevelt was a major proponent of the preservation of the Grand Canyon area and visited it on numerous occasions to hunt and enjoy the scenery. Nearly two billion years of Earth’s geological history have been exposed as the Colorado River and its tributaries cut their channels through layer after layer of rock while the Colorado Plateau was uplifted. In the half day, we had in the park, we touched upon just a small piece of it, you could spend weeks or longer seeing the different rock formations, the way the sunlight changes the landscape.

Beautiful doesn’t begin to describe it. A flower is beautiful. But this is beautiful the way that a person is beautiful- terrifying with its jagged edges, yet seductive with its crevices that hide so many secrets.”
~ Jeri Smith-Ready Requiem For The Devil

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