On a recent trip to Arizona, hosted by the Greater Phoenix CVB, I had my first encounter with the Grand Canyon. I had been preparing myself for the rendezvous with the great chasm carved out of the rocks of the Colorado Plateau. Surely though it can't be such a surprise after all the pictures I'd seen. I knew what to expect. Or so I thought.
And then it happened. As our Cessna aircraft approached the South Rim of the canyon, the vista opening up transcended all I'd ever known. I was wowed in an entirely new sense of the word. The vast gaping hole into the earth was not only a touchingly striking sight, bathed in the multitude of colors created by the morning sun, it was also larger than life! I knew I'd feel small next to the grand gorge but to feel this humbled and awe-filled was way beyond my expectations.
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