Grand Canyon :: Truly a World Wonder

I know there are plenty of friends from the Jersey area that have never been to the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, or the Jersey Shore for that matter. It really all boils down to what you have an interest in seeing, how you like to spend your time and each individual person’s bucket list. When we bought our home in Arizona four years ago I was really eager to head up to the Grand Canyon. I had been there a few years before on a Spring Break with our kids, but being kids there may have been a bit of whining involved, someone was always hungry (more like dying of starvation), or needing to use the facilities! Because of that, I wanted to visit the canyon without distractions. Since then, I have been to Grand Canyon National Forest five or six times with visiting family and friends. Even though I know that nothing has changed in the few months that I’ve been away, I’m always in awe when I see it again. I am even more excited when I venture to the rim with those who have never seen it before.

My mother and my aunt came out to visit in January and my mother had only seen the Grand Canyon a few years ago when we made a stop on the trip back from Las Vegas. Not enough time to really gaze upon her beauty. My aunt had never been, and it was the perfect excuse to pack the girls into the car and head north. From our home in Gilbert, AZ you can be standing at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in three and a half hours. A beautiful drive past Sedona and Flagstaff. It’s really hard to explain the vastness of the Canyon once you’re there….but it is truly amazing to gaze upon one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

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The girls loved it and had plenty of time to see the Canyon from lots of different spots. Heading to the Grand Canyon in January is great if you have a good weather day. Even though it was a bit chilly, it was still GORGEOUS and we had an exceptional day. The best part of the entire trip, was spending with these two. Both my mother and my aunt are incredible women who have taught each and every one of us what it means to be kind, caring and loving individuals. I know I speak for each of my siblings, and my cousins, when I say we wouldn’t trade either of them for something different. I am grateful beyond measure to have them as my life mentors. ¬†Beautiful women who have raised all of us.¬†
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The girls gave the entire day TWO THUMBS UP!! Love you both…can’t wait for our next adventure!
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May 4, 2014 - 12:46 pm

Barbara Miller Caviolo - Wow!!! that is fantastic Joanne, it’s like being there again, so real looking. Thank you for that wonderful day we all spent together. It’s amazing how you bring those pictures to life, I feel like I’m there again. Thank you sweetheart, I love you. XXXX

May 4, 2014 - 12:46 pm

Barbara Miller Caviolo - Wow!!! that is fantastic Joanne, it's like being there again, so real looking. Thank you for that wonderful day we all spent together. It's amazing how you bring those pictures to life, I feel like I'm there again. Thank you sweetheart, I love you. XXXX