Was on a conference call last week when colleagues from North America started talking about the snow. Now in my part of the world it’s cooler these days, but not cold. I could only think back of winter holidays – the most memorable of which was the daytour D and I took to Grand Canyon in February 2009. That was the first time we’ve stepped on snow – so photos were necessary because who knew when we would see snow again in future travels.
At the time we stayed four nights at the Stratosphere in Las Vegas. Since we were already there I booked us a daytour to the Grand Canyon. It was a 12-14 hour trip, and as early as 6AM the South Rim Bus Tour picked us up at our hotel lobby.
Our first stop was at the Hoover Dam, and later on we passed through the famous Route 66. When our tour guide announced we have entered the Grand Canyon, D and I excitedly looked out – there was snow!
We had lunch at the charming and rustic Grand Canyon Village located at the South Rim. Then the tour took us to several scenic stops, where D and I would stare in wonder at the splendor of the Grand Canyon, enveloped with soft white snow. It was a surreal moment, and we were grateful for the chance to see it up close.
We got back to our hotel at 8PM, and though our energy was depleted from the day’s adventure, I would say that going to that daytour was the highlight of our short stay in Nevada. Nothing beats nature at its best.