The ever anticipated last + final leg of my trip across America ended with the ever so fabulous GRAND CANYON. This place brought me to tears. Truly, I have never witnessed anything so grand + beautiful. I spent hours after pondering the existence of this great place... + then I just realized that quite honestly the only way it can be explained is by a miraculous work from God. Seriously! There are so many articles contradicting one another about the true birth of the Grand Canyon, but one thing remains true... it is miraculous + it really cannot be explained by science [at least in my opinion]. God is SO powerful + incredible. The Grand Canyon to me is truly a picture of our GRAND God + his amazing works in nature. It is breath taking. We had the opportunity to go at sunset and I couldn't have been more in awe watching the sun hit the clouds + bounce red + orange light off the canyon.
So without further ado, let me talk about my favorite places in the last leg of my trip to Cali!
GRAND CANYON- My recommendation would be to stay here a few days. Hike around it, go up + down the side. It is truly incredible. You can stay in one of the hotels there or go camping. I prefer 'GLAMPING' so I would vote for option #1. Take it all in + enjoy! It is truly miraculous + I cannot say enough goodness about this place.
WILLIAMS- If you visit the Grand Canyon, you absolutely must check out the town of Williams. It is an old historic town. Grab some homemade ice cream + step on the side of a historic train for a fun ride.
ANTELOPE CANYON- This is completely on my bucket list still + had I realized it was so close to the Grand Canyon I would have gone. It is stunning! Housed inside great ridges is this beautiful canyon known for it's gorgeous wave like walls, beautiful light beams, + waterline falling sand. You also need to see Horseshoe Bend while you are at it as well!
The next + final stop was the grand LAS VEGAS baby! I have only been to Vegas twice, once when I was 13 + once for a work trip so I was so anticipating spending my last night on the road trip in such a FUN + over the top city. The perfect way to celebrate the end of the most amazing road trip of our lives! Also, we were totally blessed because we arrived extremely late + yet was upgraded to a giant suite overlooking the strip at the Hard Rock Hotel!
The WYNN- This hotel is a favorite of mine to eat, shop + have cocktails at... meaning it is basically the best for it all. The Parasol bar is a fun, colorful bar serving delicious cocktails + nightly entertainment.
POOLS- There are a number of amazing pools in Vegas. This is basically all you should do during the day if you go to Vegas. Sunshine, music + yummy cocktails- yes please!
COSMOPOLITAN- Shopping at the Cosmo puts you in a light mood. It will make you feel prim + proper, so I suggest you definitely check it out eve if it is just window shopping + pretending what you can afford.
BELLAGIO BRUNCH- My dear friend Cambria mentioned this to me + I immediately got excited. What sounds better than dressing up to sit outside + watch the fountains dance over a sparkling mimosa?
Finally after crossing the ever so hot hot hot Mojave Desert, we made it to the California state line + I just about peed my pants in excitement [not to mention played the Phantom Planet 'California' song on repeat]. I mean, 3,800 miles later we were finally getting to California! It was a trip full of challenges + incredible happenings, but most of all it was a beautiful time spent experiencing the beauty of our country + taking in all the marvelous creations God has placed in America. I couldn't have loved it more. I am so grateful to my dearest friend Cambria for being such a sister to me on this trip. She is truly a gem + if you ever want to get to know someone like a sister, stick them in a car with you for 7 whole days. I would do it again in a HEARTBEAT! We will have memories that will last a lifetime. I urge you to do the same! Please message me if you have any questions or want any input on taking a cross country trip.
Bisous Bisous -K