It has taken Annemiek only eight days to puncture a tire on her wheel chair, so on day eight things are not going as smoothly as anticipated. We planned a second trip to the Grand Canyon, but had to postpone that a bit until we had the wheel chair fixed. Luckily enough, we are in Flagstaff, Arizona, my favourite little city in America.
Flagstaff is kind of a hippy town, with lots of graffiti on the streets everywhere, 420 (code for weed) signs, and loads of people with dreadlocks and piercings. It breathes freedom and “relax, dude,” and one way it shows is rather unique for Americans: people cycle a lot here. Americans are generally taking the car anywhere they go, kind of like how Dutch people take their bike, even if it’s only for 200 meters.
As Flagstaff is mostly flat, it’s ideal for two-wheeled adventure, and I love seeing that! An extra bonus is that there are a couple of bike shops, and when I go see if they can replace the inner tube of Annemiek’s wheel, they fix it in literally five minutes, get it up to the right pressure and insist I don’t pay for their service. Such kind people.
le Grande Canyon
With all tires inflated, we hit the road again. Destination: le grande canyon. Two days ago, it was raining when we went there, and today doesn’t look too promising either. It’s not until we reach the entrance of the park until the sun shows up and says hello. Nice.
Alright, so what you do at the grand canyon (don’t know what it is, but I keep using capital letters for the stupid thing. #nomoreGrandCanyon), is you have a look. And then you have another look. You keep having looks until you are looked out. Then you go to the next edge of the cliff for a fresh view point and start looking again. Oh, and you take photos. Many photos. In between having those many looks.
Photo’s don’t really tell the whole story. It’s a hugely impressive place.
Making a timelapse with my gopro, will upload it some other time!
And one more.
Sun in the grand canyon. First time
Grand canyon selfie.
So after the whole watching and photographing thing, we called it a day and headed back to Flagstaff.
Have a great day, guys!
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