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Sabbatical Part 3: Grand Canyon

After 2 weeks in Vegas we were ready to get the heck out of the city and back home to Iowa. We loaded Bob (our car) and hit the road with one last sight to see on our checklist: the Grand Canyon. Jim Dale made our drive a lot more fun with his audio recording of Harry Potter 7 which we listened to in preparation for the big movie this Summer. We arrived at the Grand Canyon just in time for sunset, which gave us 30 minutes to capture the first image below before it got too dark to shoot. Our initial plan was to keep driving, but after catching a glimpse of the Canyon we changed our plans and spent the night so we could have a little more time to gawk in the morning. We woke up early to hit the trail for a sunrise hike and a few more photos before hitting the road again. Despite the shortness of the stop, it was well worth the detour. The Canyon is so epically huge that photos can’t possibly do it justice (despite our best efforts) and it’s something you should make a note to see in your lifetime. Please enjoy our photos and leave your feedback in the comments!

  • Kathy - March 28, 2011 - 4:26 pm

    Man, that one with the two of you sitting on the rocks is gorgeous. So breathtaking!!ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Claire - March 28, 2011 - 6:40 pm

    GORGEOUS photos! Wish I would have had a sunset today like that when I stopped at Red Rocks in CO! Thanks for sharing…ReplyCancel

  • McClanahan Studio - March 30, 2011 - 1:35 pm

    Thanks gals! Mary-Claire, Red Rocks is such a cool place! We haven’t been there since we became photographers, but it’s one of our all time favorite concert venues.

    Thanks for commenting to let us know you were here!ReplyCancel

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