U.S.A. Road Trip – Day 3

Friday, 25th July 2014
Monument Valley (UT) – Grand Canyon (AZ)
approx. 280 kilometers

Heading towards the West Coast, the drive today passed really quick. We didn’t stop at any places on our way. In fact, the first time we got off the motorhome was to take a picture with the sign “Grand Canyon National Park.” Wow, we were about to see one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World.

After taking the picture, we arrived at the East Entrance Station of the Park, where a cool and sympathetic 60 year old guy welcomed us at the cash desk. He is one of those people I see as a typical nice American; long beard (not that every American has a beard), always happy and very welcoming to the people around.

We entered the Park, which is 30 miles long, and drove on a quite narrow road with two lanes. After approximately four kilometers, we got to the first parking spot, the Navajo Point. When we got off the camper and got closer to where all the people were standing and taking pictures, I didn’t know what to say when I saw the scenery. One has to see this in person to be able to understand and realize the beauty that Mother Nature can offer. We were standing in front of an amazing 180° degrees panorama of a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River.

Tomorrow we’ll be spending the whole day here, so I won’t be telling much about the Canyon today.

Not to forget, I became friends with a funny-looking bird, probably typical of this area.

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