A Land To Inspire Our Spirit – Grand Canyon – One of earth’s most powerful, inspiring landscapes, overwhelms our senses.
I’ve taken a short break from Route 66, ending in Flagstaff, Arizona after crossing six state lines, traveling 2,100 miles and crossing three time zones. I’ve now taken a detour, spending a couple of days touring around the southern rim of the Grand Canyon stopping just outside in a town called Tusayan. Both the video footage and the photographs just cannot convey the magnitude and scale of this amazing canyon it’s absolutely incredible. Yesterday, August 25th was national park service birthday which meant you could visit all national parks for free (normally charge $30.00).
Observations. The US is not a cheap place to live. Gas is very cheap because of theirs no tax on fuel. Everything else you buy they add a tax on top of the displayed price afterward, sometimes twice adding national tax and then a local tax depending on which state you’re in. Eating out is expensive, you have to add 15 to 20% tips on top of the displayed cost + tax even if the service was poor. Because it’s the Grand Canyon, everything costs double. But having said this. I love this country!!!