We were planning to camp at the Grand Canyon campsite (I’m still so sad we weren’t able to), but according to the weather report, it was supposed to be 20 degrees and raining. We had left Tent Rocks late, so we decided to stay in Flagstaff and drive to Grand Canyon the next morning. In addition to that, we left later than we had meant to and would've been trying to find our campsite in the middle of the night.
We left at 5am in order to reach the Grand Canyon by sunrise and I do not regret it for one second. Hands down, it was one of the most beautiful, serene, and humbling experiences of my entire life. It was magnificent to stare at something so vast and complex, and to think it was made completely on its own! This was both our favorite part of the trip. We wished, once we got back, that we had taken more photos and video during our time there, but we spent so much time just sitting and looking. I don't know what words to say that would come close to accurately describing this experience. Not only do I feel so lucky to have been able to see these sights in my lifetime, I also feel so lucky to have had that experience with someone I adore. I can't wait to tell our (far, far future) children about it.
From the Grand Canyon, we drove to Joshua Tree. See tomorrow's post for this trip!
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