Travel and Style
GRAND CANYON AND LACED-UP SWEATER
Location: Grand Canyon, Arizona
I will never have the words to describe the Grand Canyon, other than “breathtaking.” Even just looking at the pictures, none of it looks as real as it does in person. I kept trying to describe it to my husband, before we arrived, and all I kept saying was, “It just looks like a painted canvas.” Last July, I visited the Grand Canyon, for the first time, with a friend. I was blown away by its spectacular beauty. To be back there, again, was absolutely amazing and surreal.
Having spent two days in Sedona, prior to visiting the canyon, we left from there and enjoyed two hours of stunning scenery. Encompassed by mountians, there wasn’t a dull moment throughout the duration of our mini-roadtrip. We made our way the south rim, which is the same spot I had visited before. It was familiar, and seeing as how we were pressed for time, it was just easier to go that route, again. But you really can’t go wrong with that side of the canyon. It’s equally as stunning, plus, it has the infamous rock that every tourist likes to get a picture, standing up on. I insisted that J have his photo taken there, and that he did.
One of the things I love about this place, is the diverse culture. It’s amazing to see how many people come here from all around the world. I don’t even mind that it’s flooded with tourists or that there is line to get a picture up on the rock because it’s all so beautiful to see all these different people who have come here to capture the same beauty as everyone else.
While it’s great to take pictures and everyone (myself included) is snapping away or taking videos, it’s important to take a moment, to set the camera down, and simply look out and fixate on the view in front of you. I had to take a moment, to soak it all in. I picked a rock, sat down, and set my camera aside, so that I could really live in and enjoy the moment. I used to find this hard to do, when traveling, because I wanted to capture every moment on camera, but the truth is, I’ve been able to capture more with just my memory and really focusing on what I’m looking at and where I am.
When you get to the south rim of the canyon, there is a meandering path along it. We followed it for almost two miles, making a few stops along the way to get a good look at different sides of the canyon.
For more information, including guides, directions, admission fees, and hours, about the Grand Canyon, click here . I wish we could have stayed longer than just a few hours because there’s so much to do. You can camp, take tours down to the canyon, hike it, and much more! And if you’re military, you get free admission (this goes for most, if not all, national parks in the U.S).
I was so excited to finally feel some fall weather. It was beautiful here, and a warm 66 degrees. I pulled out my boots, comfy leggings, and cozy sweater for the day. I haven’t been able to wear layers, yet, in Oklahoma because we’re still getting some summer weather feels. I had packed few sweaters for the trip, just in case, and I’m glad I did. In the evening, it would start to cool down a bit. Nothing below 50 degrees, but I just love wearing cozy knits, around this time of year. I found this light cozy sweater at American Eagle. My friend bought the same one, so I was in search for a similar one. Not knowing where she bought it, I ended up buying the same exact one as her. It sure is one of my favorites and perfect for fall!