August 14, 2013

Arizona



I can't wait to get on the road again...
Goin' places that I've never been.
Seein' things that I may never see again

And I can't wait to get on the road again.
On the road again -
Like gypsies we go down the highway
We're the best of friends
Insisting that the world keep turning our way...
On the road again...





"In the Grand Canyon, Arizona has a natural wonder which is in kind absolutely unparalleled throughout the rest of the world. I want to ask you to keep this great wonder of nature as it now is. I hope you will not have a building of any kind, not a summer cottage, a hotel or anything else, to mar the wonderful grandeur, the sublimity, the great loneliness and beauty of the canyon. Leave it as it is. You cannot improve on it. The ages have been at work on it, and man can only mar it."
                                                                                                                                           
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Thank you!







25 comments:

  1. Wow! What an amazing trip...I've never been there - thanks for taking me along! :) The Grand Canyon is still on my list.
    These photos are wonderful and I love the one of you sitting in the middle of the highway.

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  2. Sylvia!!!!!! LOOK AT WHERE YOU'VE BEEN! And your pictures are as magical as always! I spot my favorite animals here....horses! What a totally different life this would be to live, in hot, dry almost silent land. With such open space, I would imagine all you hear are the sounds of animals, occasional cars and people, and your own mind thinking. How wonderful that you had a chance to travel!

    Thank you my friend, for coming to visit me. We had a beautiful summer, staying home with the exception of me going to California earlier this June. School starts in three weeks for me and I'm ready to go back. Sending you a warm hug of affection and wishes for a great transition into fall! It just can't be coming that quickly!!!

    Anita

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  3. E-P-I-C! I simply can't compute...the scale, the heat...it looks amazing. I loved your photos, as for Teddy....genius!
    Sarah --x--

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  4. FABULOUS pictorial, my bum even hurts from sitting on the hot pavement with you~

    you did the west proud~

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  5. Gorgeous shots! I hope you enjoyed our hot temps here and had fun in my city (Vegas)...I think I was enjoying cooler temps in Ontario while you were here! Do you know I have been here for 9 years and still need to get to the Grand Canyon. Your pictures are making me want to make it happen

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  6. Sigh. These are so stunning. We just got back from a road trip ourselves, although I've yet to have a trip in the car that is *quite* like the romantic notion described in those beginning lyrics.

    Maybe I just need to get me to Arizona :)

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  7. Wow...what spectacular photos! I have never been to the Grand Canyon and would love to go...thank you for taking us along with you through your post!

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  8. Caught your photo on Debra's Be Inspired.....loved your trip photos to the canyon. It is truly a spiritual place, isn't it?

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  9. Preciosas fotografías, me encantó esta serie. Los paisajes son espectaculares!!
    Un abrazo grande.

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  10. Gorgeous photos of a beautiful place Sylvia! It's such an amazing place. I am so glad you had a great time!
    hugs from here...

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  11. I smiled as I read this.
    I was born and raised in Arizona, singing that song on every road trip.
    Even funnier is that I quoted it the other day in an email to my sister who was on her own road trip.

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  12. I've never been, hopefully some day. thanks for the "just amazing" photos!!!

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  13. There is certainly something about a road trip - we are going on one soon through Australia's "outback". I feel that you have taken us to the heart of the American "wild west" through your images. I have never been to the USA or the Grand Canyon, so thankyou for taking us on this road trip with us.
    I am joining you through "Oh the Places I've Been". Happy travels.

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  14. What an adventure, but my fav shot is you sitting on the yellow line in the road :)

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  15. You've captured Arizona so beautifully with your photos, Sylvia! Thanks for sharing your wonderful vacation!

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  16. WOW! Amazing scenery....gorgeous photos! Looks like you had quite the adventure....thanks for sharing, I will probably never be there myself :)

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  17. What a beautiful group of photos, Sylvia! It looks like you had a great getaway.

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  18. Amazing!Уф, че хубаво,Силве!

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  19. Amen to Pres. Roosevelt's quote! I love that song, and dearest Sylvia...you drove all the way from Toronto?! Now that is an adventure!!! :))) The Grand Canyon...someday I hope to experience this wonder...
    Your photos...incredible...so gorgeous! Feels like I'm there with you.. ;)
    Enjoy, dear sister....have FUN!!! (Looks like you are...so happy for you!)
    Much love,
    - Irina

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  20. Wow, what amazing photos you took. I hope to experience the Canyon soon.
    Take Care

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  21. God's Country...WOW !!!
    There is no other beauty like it! Now this is a road trip! I bet you had a "GRAND" time...LOL.
    I love the winged helicopters...they are just to cool. Your pictures are just gorgeous.
    I love you sitting in the middle of the road. Thank you for sharing this fantastic trip you had,
    XXOO Marie Antoinette

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  22. LOVE your photos. Looks like an amazing trip! Found ya via the new Savvy Mom's Facebook group. Ya got yourself a new follower!

    .:Marta:.

    petiteraisin.ca

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  23. How I love that white horse and his eye....oh how I LOVE HIM! (Ask Irina, she'll tell you how much of an equine-lover I am!)

    Gentle Sylvia, thank you my friend for coming to visit. My post is simple, but we both know the power of pith, the strength of simplicity. Have a most GORGEOUS day filled with the things that matter the most to YOU! Anita

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  24. Hi sweet friend!

    My little family visited the Grand Canyon for the
    first time in March of 2012. You've done such a
    beautiful job of capturing its glory. We spent afternoon,
    evening and dawn there, the next morning, and it
    was such a thrill to see how it changed with the
    different light. Yes, Mr. Roosevelt had it exactly
    right, I'd say!!!

    I bet it was a great bonding experience for you
    and your men : ) and that you had a lot of adventures
    and laughs along the way.

    Hope all is well in your world. In addition to the
    departure of my girl for college, I've had a huge
    sadness regarding one of my best friends. When
    I wrap the two together, it's a bit of a struggle to
    stay positive. Although, I just spoke with Elizabeth
    and she's LOVING her university experience, so
    far, which makes it a little easier.

    Thanks for the beauty that you add to my life,
    Sylvia, not just through your lens, but from your
    heart.

    Love & Hugs,
    xo Suzanne

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  25. Wow, what a beautiful state! It's all just amazing to look at. You must have had a wonderful trip there. I love the quote by Roosevelt at the end. Thank you for sharing. Pamela

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