|"Dream Vision, the Grand Canyon" ©Mary Montague Sikes|
Although I still think of Flagstaff as the Gateway to the Grand Canyon, it is actually 80 miles away. It is the largest city near the Canyon, and many tour buses leave from Flagstaff to carry tourists on a very special day trip.
Viewing the Grand Canyon is an experiences everyone should strive to have. It is almost mystical to gaze over the vast expanse of rock formations that at some point is 18 miles across. Looking down, one can see the winding Colorado River a mile below.
Someday, I would like to have the time to watch the changing light on the canyon facades and take photographs all day long. I am glad for Flagstaff as a point along the way with restaurants and information for those who are Grand Canyon bound.