This all brought me to think of my brief glimpses of the grand canyon and surrounding national park areas. I was actually in Vegas a couple wknds ago and took a brief daytime detour by air over to the Grand Canyon, flying over Lake Mead, the Hoover Dam, past the new Skywalk, etc and down into the canyon for a brief visit in sweltering 117 degree heat.
Previously I had visited the Grand Canyon with my parents when i was much younger. Though we went on one of those Chinese bus tours, there were still some memorable moments (Chinese bus tours = rushing to as many places as possible in a short amount of time). When we arrived at the Grand Canyon, we took a few pictures and went on our merry ways. That was "visiting the Grand Canyon". However, we did visit Lake Powell later on and take a boat ride down the Lake. I will never forgot the scenery. Near the end of the ride, we disembarked our boat, hiked a short distance past the most aqua-green creek I have ever seen even up till this day, round a corner.. and suddenly there it was ... it literally took my breath away... Rainbow Natural Bridge National Monument in Utah... We had traversed a narrow canyon of red rocks, but just around that sudden bend we were met with a natural wonder... a natural bridge carved by the Colorado River that could top the size of any man made dome in the US. Right below it a large arm of Lake Powell resided.
Here are pictures of Lake Powell:
The great Rainbow Bridge.. Spanning 275 feet, the Rainbow Bridge is the largest natural bridge in the world!
Ahh how I wish I were outdoors enjoying gorgeous scenery right now!
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