Monday, 5 March 2012

March 3rd-7th, 2010 pt.2

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. 

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