Just a few more snowy vistas before we move along.
The sun stayed out for about an hour and we were able to enjoy the gorgeousness of the forest…
I didn’t want to stand there with hubby so I offered to take his photo…
Finally, the Grand Canyon. Photos cannot capture it. Words cannot describe it.
But us photographers try.
National Geographic writes “the road to the Grand Canyon from the south crosses a gently rising plateau that gives no hint at what is about to unfold. You wonder if you have made a wrong turn. All at once an immense gorge a mile deep and up to 18 miles wide opens up. The scale is so vast that even from the best vantage point only a fraction of the canyon’s 277 miles can be seen”.
It wasn’t long until the clouds and snow took over once again so we headed to the Yavapai Lodge where we spent the night.
We were travelling with another couple so we enjoyed a lovely dinner at the El Tovar Dining Room. It was warm and cozy, the food was good, and we had a view of the rim of the canyon.
We watched people scurrying around outside with hoods and scarves pulled over their heads. We marveled at the snow blowing around and off the roof and made predictions about what we were going to wake up to. Would it be cold, but clear? Or was there going to be a foot of snow blanketing everything?