Yes, folks, it’s that magnificent time of year again. Bite-sized bits of happiness have arrived! We’re, of course, in the spirit here at Grand-Adventures and for a limited time, we’re packing these amazing little wonders in your lunches!
For our international guests who have never had Girl Scout cookies, let me tell you, you’re in for a treat!
National Geographic just posted their choices for The World’s 8 Scariest Viewing Platforms. First on the list is our beloved Grand Canyon Skywalk! If you’ve got an active sense of adventure, the Skywalk is for you!
Join us on tour for a trip to this spectacular, once in a lifetime experience.
And just in case staring straight down through a mile long plummet into jagged rocks is not your idea of a good time, rest assured that the views from the rim are just as sublime.
John Wesley Powell, a great explorer who mapped the Canyon in the 1800’s explained that, “You cannot see the Grand Canyon in one view, as if it were a changeless spectacle from which a curtain might be lifted, but to see it you have to toil. . .through its labyrinths.”
Of course in Powell’s day, photographs from space were a thing of science fiction. Though, his words still ring true. To truly experience it, you must visit.
As Jack Schmitt put it, “It’s like trying to describe what you feel when you’re standing on the rim of the Grand Canyon or remembering your first love or the birth of your child. You have to be there to really know what it’s like.”
Even more poetically, August Fruge once noted, “When your spirit cries for peace, come to a world of canyons deep in an old land; feel the exultation of high plateaus, the strength of moving water, the simplicity of sand and grass, and the silence of growth.”
Join us on a tour! We’d love to share our passion for this gorgeous wonder of the world with you.
Here at Grand-Adventures, we’re all doing a happy dance! The Arizona and Utah state governments have decided to reopen national parks for a week or so.
The U.S. federal government is on it’s 14th day of a shutdown. Included in this are all of our national parks. Of course this has had a direct impact on park employees all over the country as well as those of us whose business caters to the tourists who visit our national treasures.
Thankfully, the Grand Canyon has been given a grant by the state government of Arizona to remain open until this Friday, October 18th. Zion National Park has been loaned the funds by taxpayers to stay open through to this Sunday, October 20th.
This is great news! While it’s only a temporary fix, let’s hope it encourages a speedy end to the government shutdown.
As you’re all surely aware by now, every national park in the country is closed until further notice. Since each of our various tours are directly impacted by the federal shutdown, we’ve had to get a little creative. Lo and behold, though, we’ve come up with a fun alternative option for you all!
While we normally take our Grand Canyon tours to the South Rim, the West Rim is located on the Hualapai Indian Reservation so it is NOT affected by the shutdown. This tour will even include a walk on the glass bridge of the now famous Skywalk. You’ll still get to go the Hoover Dam as well.
If you’re interested in taking this tour, please shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hoping this passes quickly,
Your Furloughed Friends at Grand Adventures