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A-58 - Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA

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  1. Otto

    Otto Rested & Resupplied with MREs. Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    From: Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA

    A-58's road trip kicks off with a check-in from the mighty Grand Canyon. This is surprisingly not only the first postcard from the Grand Canyon, and but also the first from the State of Arizona.

    I've never visited the Grand Canyon myself, but it's always a place that captured my thoughts. It's a place the Otto family really want to visit.

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    Even little Serena picked out this card from the stack of mail, asking me to take her to see the "deep desert" in the photo.
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    He is not lying, no pictures I have seen have ever done the canyon justice. It is outstanding.

    You need to let Serena visit the GC.
     
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    We saw the Grand Canyon back in 2001 and Slipdigit is absolutely right ! It is one awe inspiring sight. Definitely should be on everyone's To See List.
     
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    Yes, as I have seen in documents it is pretty awesome. However it is amazing how Many people Die as they go too close to the edge. I think I read that a while ago a man fell and died, and as the police went to get him away they found another body of which Nobody knew anything. :(
     
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    There are always a few who don't understand those signs that say "STAY ON TRAIL" mean Stay on trail. Just a few steps off the path you can be standing so close to the edge that looking over you cannot see the bottom. There could be a ledge five feet down or, most likely, 500 feet down. 2 to 3 people die every year falling over the edge solely because they can't be bothered by such mundane things like warning signs and barriers placed along the walkways.
    I saw the same behavior in another park where Darwin Award Winners wanted a close-up picture of a Bison and, well you know what happened. But Hey,they got a nice helicopter ride.
     
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    Could be quite an expensive helicopter ride...if the insurance don't cover it.
     
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    Geology 101 at Purdue: "The Colorado River is only partially responsible for the canyon. The fact that one side is several hundred feet higher than the other is our first clue."
     
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    I've also read that two species of squirrels evolved from the same species about several bazillion years ago according to theory. The theory claims that they were both one and the same species, then the Colorado River made the Grand Canyon and the other species developed on the other side. No reference to one side of the canyon being higher than the other and why that was and how did that effect one species of squirrel evolving from the other. I didn't see either species while I was there.
     
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    The difference in elevation is the geologist's favorite refutation of the "great flood carved the Grand Canyon." Believers never explain why the water that covered the world would drain through one river bed, of course.

    "Well, it's a mystery."
     
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    They have no idea what happened really. Every time they find an arrowhead, a bone or a piece of pottery where it wasn't supposed to be they change their theories. That's what I bury things from other places in the yard, you know just for fun and to stump the archeologists in a thousand years.
     
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    However, these were geologists, not archeologists. They weren't interested in arrow heads.
     
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    I think she has a great idea. I-40 takes you through Albuquerque (you could visit ULIHI!), the Painted Desert - beautiful scenery, the Petrified Forest National Park - the colors are amazing, the Barrington Crater = Meteor Crater National Landmark - impressive in it's own way. And the scenery all along the way is totally distracting for any flat-lander such as myself.
    Oh and somewhere along the way ( I think just inside the Arizona border ) there is a nice Native American Museum with a Navajo blanket shop next door. Luckily for me they also had a fry bread stand which was about the only thing I could afford.
     
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    I went through I-40 in 1989, nose to tip of tail. The family all got "Indian" stuff. I still have a dreamcatcher.
     
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    we have the same ‘problem’ with crocs...funny that a good percentage of people taken are German...too good to obey signs...
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Need a more explicit sign:

    Krokodil macht frei.
     
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    And Sharks ! You guys have Sharks.
     

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