The Grand Canyon, it’s ginormous, it’s bigger than big, it’s… GRAND! For our trip we joined Mr. G’s parents to see the Grand Canyon and the Hoover Dam and we had a blast!! We arrived in Nevada late at night so we had to wait until the next morning before we ventured out to see the Grand Canyon! The first thing we all did after the crack of dawn was head out to the Hoover Dam. We found out that the Hoover Dam generates more than 4.2 billion kilowatt-hours! (A kilowatt-hour is a unit of energy that equals the work done by one kilowatt during one hour) After visiting the Hoover Dam we took a road trip to the Grand Canyon. After about 45 minutes or so we finally arrived, we had made it to the Grand Canyon. The ground dropped straight down and the canyon seemed to go on forever! It was a good thing Mr. G’s parents were there because it was WINDY! Without them holding on to us, we would have blown away! We went with Mr. G’s parents down to the Colorado River and took a boat through the canyon. Seeing the giant canyon walls looming on both sides of you reaching towards the heavens… it really made you feel so small. During the trip throughout the Grand Canyon we were accompanied by a couple that came all the way from Australia. Just to visit the Grand Canyon, they were really great people! After taking the boat trip we disembarked and climbed back up the Grand Canyon. Once we all reached the top of the Canyon we got into a helicopter and were able to fly over the Grand Canyon! After a long and exciting day we finally retired back to the hotel. We had such an amazing time but by the end of the day we were pretty tired!
|Up on top of the Hoover Dam.|
|On the Colorado River|
|Friendly couple who visited all the way from Brisbane, Australia!|
|After a long day for hiking, and sightseeing it was nice to relax at the hotel.|