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Published: July 21st 2012
I've never doubted that the world is full of amazing places and we've been lucky enough to see quite a few already but over the last few days we managed to see another four examples of what nature can do. The results were spectacular.
America covers a huge area so to get anywhere takes an age. We set off from Santa Barbara at 9am Monday morning and arrived at Flagstaff, the gateway to the Grand Canyon, 12 hour later at 9pm. We'd driven through hundreds of miles of dessert to get there and seen amazing sites along the way but were looking forward to the 'big one' the next day.
After a very early start and another two hours of driving on Tuesday morning we arrived at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. There are no words to truly describe the sight before our eyes, the immenseness of the canyon and the magnificent colours have to be seen to be believed.
We spent a few hours driving along the roadway by the rim, stopping off again and again to see the canyon from every angle and vantage point, (taking way too many photographs!)
By mid afternoon
we were on our way to find accommodation close to tomorrows intended venue, Monument Valley. Four hours later we realised finding somewhere to stay wasn't going to be easy as there were only three motels in the town closest to the valley and all were booked out solid. We'd passed a small motel ten miles earlier, in the middle of no-where, owned by some Navajo Indians, it had seemed pricey at the time so we'd declined. After a quick drive back we managed to get a room but of course the price had gone up by now another 20 dollars. Oh well we wouldn't be sleeping in the car after all.
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