On the 17th of last month I was heading to the airport in the city of
Lost Wages Las Vegas to pick up our dear friends from back home who had taken their vacation time to come out west to visit with us.
It's hard to believe that a month has already gone by since their visit. It seemed to take forever for April 17 (and for them) to get here, then the week they were here FLEW by and here it is a month later already. My how time flies! I miss them. If they weren't about to have their first grandbaby I'd kidnap them.
We had an AMAZING time! And saw AMAZING sights!
They were only going to be here for a week so I got busy planning an itinerary that would allow us to pack in as much sight-seeing as possible which included the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Route 66, old mines and mining towns, the Joshua Tree forest and Nelson's Landing overlooking the Colorado River. We also dined at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. on the Colorado River and went 4-wheeling through the desert and over a mountain ridge. Stayed a night at the Grand Canyon and even got to stay at a Bed & Breakfast in Williams, the gateway to the Grand Canyon and such a cute town!
Of course, LOTS of photos were shot between her and I while our Hubby's toted our camera equipment. (We have awesome Hubby's!)
I'm slowly going through all the photos and picking out my faves. I'll show them to you a few at a time so you don't get bored and overwhelmed.
For starters, we took the bus tour that traveled along the western side of the Canyon. There were nine stops all together and we got off at almost every one of them.
If you look close you can see part of the Colorado River in the center of the photo.
At one of the stops I passed this tree and knew I had to try and capture it with the wispy clouds behind it...
The tree seems to be showing off the canyon and saying 'Tada, here is one of the greatest wonders of the world for your viewing pleasure'!
The sun is extremely harsh here so getting a decent shot where the image is washed out and over-exposed is somewhat of a challenge. I shot the same photo several times using different exposures and ISO settings. It was good practice.
We spent two days at the canyon so I'll have a few more canyon shots to show you but, for now, I hope y'all have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!
Till next time,