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“Pic of the Week”. April 12, 2013. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona


Of the many photos I’ve taken in my life, this remains one of my favorites!  We were visiting the Grand Canyon for a few days, part of a loop trip through the American Southwest that included Monument Valley, Canyonlands, Arches, Bryce and Zion National Parks.  The scenery everywhere was truly spectacular, almost otherworldly!

I think if there’s one place in the United States every visitor should see, that’s the Grand Canyon (or maybe Yosemite?  or Glacier?…. so very hard to choose).   You can’t appreciate the incredible size and scale of the Grand Canyon until you’ve see it with your own eyes.  Photos don’t do it justice but can give you an idea of the beautiful eroded formations and colors of the place.

Set against that grand backdrop are two of my favorite people, my lovely and beloved wife, Sylvia, snapping a photo of our oldest son, Bryan.  It looks like they’re right at the canyon’s edge but they’re actually a good 10 meters from it, the edge sloping away and not visible in the photo.  Bryan was 2 years old at that time and so incredibly cute with his Big Bird backpack (he had to carry a water bottle and toy camera in it, like daddy did).   Today Bryan is a computer science major in college…..my, how the time flies by!

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