Thursday, July 19, 2007

Grand Canyon


I have a Grand Canyon National Park mug on my desk. I got it from my UPCC Tour in 2003. We were in Arizona at the time, and our hosts took us on a road trip to see the Grand Canyon. We had a concert that finished late the night before, but we had to wake up early because the trip would take a couple of hours. I remember my roommate and I even had to sleep over another host's house. I barely slept that night with my adrenaline from the concert still going and my anticipation running high.

Our jaws dropped when we got there...The Grand Canyon.

I remember it well, the overwhemling enormity of it. Trees looked like specks of dust from where we stood at the edge of a cliff. A 2-lane road at the bottom of the canyon looked like a piece of pink string.

I remember the air was warm, but not scalding. I remember seeing whole cloud shadows on the walls of the canyon. I remember just staring, not believing my eyes.

I took a lot of photos of course. In hindsight, it was a bad idea to wear my then new orange shorts with that red long-sleeved Gap shirt. :x I looked like a Halloween pumpkin with a red stem. Haha! The photos were great but they were not able to capture the overwhelming size of the place. Pictures have borders. Damn.

Remembering the Grand Canyon. A nice getaway from the hustle ang bustle of daily life. I miss traveling.

2 comments :

  1. you do mean enormousness, right? i remember the grand canyon being neither outrageous nor extremely wicked.

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  2. thanks for the correction. i realize it's a common mistake since enormity and enormousness used to be taken as synonyms.

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