Before SoCal · travels

The Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam

With the three-hour time difference causing us to get up at 3:30 a.m., a planned trip to the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam easily fell into place.  We laid in bed for awhile and left Las Vegas around 5:30 a.m.  We chose to drive out to the west rim of the Grand Canyon and try out the Skywalk.  Since there was some snow on the ground, we didn’t get a chance to go on the Skywalk.  We did, however, get to experience the Grand Canyon with hardly anyone else around.  It was beautiful.

I present to you, the Grand Canyon in pictures, of course, because reading about it wouldn’t be much fun.

The sun rising on our drive out.
On our way up to the west rim...on icy roads.
Eagle Point. Can you spot the eagle?
Cleaning the snow off the Skywalk.
Me, looking out over the Canyon.
I love this.
I love the way the clouds cast shadows.

And then, on our way home, we stopped at the Hoover Dam.  It is an incredible sight.

The best part about leaving so early is that we were back by 4 p.m. for the race expo.  All in all, I’d say it was a successful day!

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