Friday, July 10, 2009


Last week I went to the Grand Canyon and let me tell you, they don't call it 'Grand' for nothing. It was nothing short of spectacular! In fact, the Grand Canyon is one of the seven natural wonders of the World. Husband and I debated during our drive (in our fancy Honda Civic) about the other six wonders and I promptly asked ChaCha. Oddly, ChaCha only responded with four of the seven natural wonders including the Grand Canyon, Mt. Everest, some waterfall somewhere, and something else--oh yeah, the coral reefs in Australia. (I'm sure that one of my two readers out there will enlighten me).

The Grand Canyon is in the middle of nowhere, which should not be a surprise to anyone. It is a National Park, which means it is run by the U.S. Government, which clearly should have selected a better location for a park of this size and popularity. Bureaucracy at its best, my friend.

Aside from its remote location, the Grand Canyon is perfect. Gorgeous! Flawless! Deep! Wondrous! We watched the sun set over the canyon while eating popcorn, we rafted the Colorado River and grasped the enormity of the walls, we bought souvenirs at the gift shop. But perhaps the greatest activity of all was the unbelievable helicopter ride over the canyon itself.

They say there is nothing like flying over the Grand Canyon and it's absolutely true. I highly recommend that first-timers to the Canyon take a flight as soon as possible after arriving, as it serves as a 'grand' overview to the canyon itself and because--to my great surprise--the Grand Canyon has huge signs right on the canyon walls to help determine your location. It was a great joy to see our tax dollars at work in such a fashion and the word needs to get out: The Grand Canyon sign is a must-see! It's even more impressive than the 'Hollywood' sign in Los Angeles!

Book your flights now and tell them 'The Trophy Wife sent you!'

Disclaimer: A tiny portion of the previous post may not contain absolute truth. However, let it be known: The Grand Canyon is TRULY spectacular!


Stephanie said...

1. If i tell them you sent me... do i get a discounted rate on the helicopter ride....
ha ha

2. This is an important post because... in order to verify this post i had to type in "rubio"

Amanda P said...

Wow! I'm definitely going to do that whole helicoptering over the Grand Canyon sometime.

Other wonders of the world:
1) The Urban Sombrero
2) Aquavana
3) My cankles