Yup, that’s me. I like jumping in pictures with amazing backgrounds. It’s my kind of thing, you know? My friend almost had a heart attack when she took this picture. I think she thought it would be the last time she’d ever see me alive. Obviously, I survived. Yay for me!
I remember the exhilarating feeling of seeing the Grand Canyon for the first time. I mean, it is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world. Who wouldn’t be impressed with the canyon’s colorful landscape in such a magnificent scale? So my first visit was quite memorable. Just a heads up, entrance fee for vehicles is now $30 – a bit steep. It does go to the maintenance and rehabilitation of the park and its facilities. Check out the National Park websites for an annual pass. It will save you a lot of money if you’re visiting several national parks.
We even did a quick stop at Montezuma Castle National Monument on the way back from Grand Canyon. Montezuma Castle is a prehistoric cliff dwelling carved into the side of the mountain. The entrance fee for adults (16 and over) is $10 and also gives you access to Tuzigoot National Monument. Two for the price of one. Not a bad deal, right? It will only take up 1 hour of your time or even less if you’re in a hurry. The picture below is exactly what you will see if you decide to visit.
We stayed at Flagstaff (cheaper than staying in the Grand Canyon area) for the night and went to Sedona the next day. Sedona has incredible red rock formation and beautiful landscapes. It is quite a contrast from Grand Canyon with its subtle charm but in my humble opinion equally breathtaking on a different scale. The park entrance fee for Sedona Red Rock State Park is $7/adult.
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