Monday, January 28, 2013


Many years ago Amalie and I took a lengthy trip around the western United States.  One of the many places we visited in this more than a month long tour was the Grand Canyon. I suppose we took pictures, though I have no idea where they are.

However recently I was emailed some photos that we could not possibly have taken, and these are beautiful and dramatic.  See for yourself.  The captions came with the email.

The Grand Canyon 

Comanche Point on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon

Ancestral Puebloan granaries high above the Colorado River at Nankoweap Creek.

Havasu Falls – a waterfall located on the Havasupai Indian Reservation 

Grand Canyon view from Hermit’s Rest.

Colorado River, Marble Canyon marks the beginning of the Grand Canyon.

Mountain goat – Bighorn

Beginning a new day rafting the Colorado River

Muddy whitewater rafting Grand Canyon.
(Don's comment: Uh, no thanks.)

Little red dot against the Grand Canyon.

Cheyava Falls upper cascade

Grand Canyon Walls 

Fun --


“We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out.”
~~ Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962.

“Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?”
~~ H. M. Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927.

“640K ought to be enough for anybody.”
~~ Bill Gates, 1981.

“Louis Pasteur's theory of germs is ridiculous fiction.”
~~ Pierre Pachet, Professor of Physiology at Toulouse, 1872.

“Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.”
~~ Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949.


  1. I've been to the Grand Canyon, for an afternoon, driving through the neighborhood as a kid, and I've flown over. Up close is better. Glad you guys got to go and to create all those beautiful memories.

  2. My late husband and I took a trip to the Grand Canyon as our last big trip together. The views were absolutely breathtaking. I just loved it, and I would love to go back some day. Thanks for the reminder!

  3. I stayed at the Grand Canyon, and enjoyed the views from the rim. It was disappointing on our last day there how we anticipated one last majestic view, only to find it full of fog in the morning, which didn't lift for hours (we waited as long as we could.)

    And as for Warner (1927) quote, have you seen "The Artist" yet? I will give you ONE MORE WEEK! ONE, do you hear me?

  4. Ron and I took the girls to the Grand Canyon probably 15 years ago. It was one of the most special family vacations we ever took. The only thing that disappointed me was that the photos I took just didn't capture the real color and beauty of the canyon.