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ROAD TRIP: Stop 3, Grand Canyon, Arizona

September 18, 2018

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Sunrises and sunsets are my favourite time of the day. So what better way than leaving before sunrise and hitting the road and experiencing an epic sunrise in the middle of nowhere enroute to Grand Canyon!

Kingman, AZ – Stockton Hill Rd
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A road trip wouldn’t be a road trip without a Diner experience.

This was my first ever Diner experience and I’ve got to say I was pretty excited. I had visions of Riverdale in my head while sitting watching everyone and not knowing what to order!

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These mugs are the best!! Emoji’s for everyone!

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We also had some light reading available for us.

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Once our bellies were full it was full steam ahead to the Grand Canyon!

The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in Arizona, United States. The Grand Canyon is 277 miles (446 km) long, up to 18 miles (29 km) wide and attains a depth of over a mile (6,093 feet or 1,857 meters).

Fun Facts:

The canyon and adjacent rim are contained within Grand Canyon National Park, the Kaibab National Forest, Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, the Hualapai Indian Reservation, the Havasupai Indian Reservation and the Navajo Nation. President Theodore Roosevelt was a major proponent of preservation of the Grand Canyon area and visited it on numerous occasions to hunt and enjoy the scenery.

Nearly two billion years of Earth’s geological history have been exposed as the Colorado River and its tributaries cut their channels through layer after layer of rock while the Colorado Plateau was uplifted. While some aspects about the history of incision of the canyon are debated by geologists, several recent studies support the hypothesis that the Colorado River established its course through the area about 5 to 6 million years ago. Since that time, the Colorado River has driven the down-cutting of the tributaries and retreat of the cliffs, simultaneously deepening and widening the canyon.

Words can’t describe how epic the Grand Canyon is! I was in awe for hours.

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We jumped a fence and had a picnic! No lie, check out our epic setting.

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The perfect place for lunch! I honestly will never forget this moment. I hate heights and walking to this part and jumping over to this little landing strip was insane. It was out of my comfort zone and just an epic experience and moment I will always remember.

Watching the colours change as the light hits the rock edge. It truly is magical!

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The most epic sunset of my life.

What a day right?!

We headed to Kingsman for the night.

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