Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand Canyon

Arizona - Grand Canyon View VIII (2004.05.17)The Grand Canyon, very aptly named, is  a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in Arizona, USA. It is 446 km long, up to 29 km wide and attains a depth of 1,800 meters.  It is said that the Colorado River established its course through the canyon at least 17 million years ago!

My husband and I visited this place back in 2004 and were in awe of the force of nature and its vastness.The tourists in the photo amplify the grandeur of this canyon.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand

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Photolog of the US

A travel distance of nearly 12,000km and 20hrs with one stopover, the farthest I have been from home is to the United States.

My husband and I travelled from Islamabad to New York via London back in May 2004. Back then the cost of one ticket was more than my husband’s monthly salary. We dug into our savings but were determined to go.

I was working at that time and had recently rejoined. My bosses did not like the idea of my taking 3 weeks off so soon after having joined, but I kept insisting until they reluctantly agreed.

There were weeks of planning and calculations and excel sheets involved. We eventually finalized an itinerary.

We stayed in New York for a week and saw all the sights from the Empire State building to Central Park to Liberty Island, Brooklyn Bridge and the UN Headquarters.

We then flew to Los Angeles where we stayed another week. We saw the Getty Museum and went to Hollywood and Universal Studios and drove along the beautiful Pacific Coast Highway.

Then we were off to San Francisco for a few days where we got to see the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz and rode on a cable car.

We also made a day trip to Grand Canyon and were greatly impressed by the natural beauty of the place.

Arizona - Grand Canyon View & Z II (2004.05.17)Lastly we stopped at Las Vegas for two days where we got to see the fountains of Bellagio.

Las Vegas - Bellagio Fountain Show V (2004.05.17)Despite all the strict “random” checks on the flights that we had to endure, this trip was definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity and I’m glad that we made it happen.

Daily Prompt: Come Fly with Me

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