Just when we thought we’ve seen enough of Grand Canyon, Mike surprises us with a free helicopter ride over the canyon! All we needed to pay for was the fuel taxes; a whopping $6! This is crazy! We’re flying over the Grand Canyon!
|This is our first helicopter ride. I still can't believe we're doing this!|
|The trees from up here look like they're from a model train set|
|There was a point when the pilot slowed down to a complete stop in mid air and the theme music from 2001: A Space Odyssey started to play in our headsets as the canyon slowly came into view. What a brilliant idea!|
|Smack! Another shot to the head; overwhelmed by the beauty of it all.|
|Every once in a while, the thought of "what happens if the engine dies on this thing?" jumped in my head. It'll be a looooong way down that's for sure.|
|So we didn't make it to the north rim, oh well, I guess this will do.|
|Wouldn't be able to make it to the north rim even if we tried; roads are closed and most of it is covered with this.|
|The mighty Colorado River constantly at work|
Up, up and away!
That was just turbulence right?
A view to die for.