Posted May 14, 2006on:
I have never met a car driver who has ever spent more than 10 hours of driving in one day without an alternate, until the day we drove from Las Vegas to Hoover Dam to Grand Canyon. Papa Rhante was incredible! Not a word of complaint…. We were all treated to a comfortable ride aboard his Acura. I felt guilty finding myself asleep like a babe when I should have been taking in all the sights on the way!
Well I guess that’s how Papa Rhante wanted it, for us to relax and prepare ourselves to see the most magnificent natural wonder of the world.
He kept saying how he feels bad that Papa and Mama weren’t able to see it in full view. Ma is acrophobic and didn’t want to go near the rim… at all. Oh well.
I totally agree when he said that seeing the Grand Canyon is such a humbling experience. It sure is, knowing how small of a creature you are amidst this vast, stunning natural wonder. It simply leaves you with a sense of wonder, magic and awe. No matter how science explains it, only God could have done this.
Thank you Papa Rhante and Mama Nita for the best tour of the Grand Canyon! We wouldn’t have been able to experience it as much as we did, if not for you. It was indeed a memorable first for Junnie, Jerry and me.