|[Kelley & me captured by Mason]|
Watching the sunrise at the Grand Canyon is like nothing you've ever seen before. Imagine the earth changing from darkness to the most incredible colors you've ever seen. And then times what you're imagining by 82,983,920. That's how awesome it is.
A good way to disturb a sunrise watching couple is to get into a tense discussion with your brother about how crossing over the established boundary to stand on a rock formation brings him far closer to imminent death than you would ever like to witness. Said couple will most likely feel supremely awkward, stare at you, and leave. Oops.
A strong wind plus brother with long hair will result in a ridiculous picture session. He will feel that model poses are necessary as a result of his hair blowing with the breeze. And you will get great fulfillment from capturing them. You will also be reminded by your brother's willingness to allow such pictures that he is one of the most awesome people on the planet.
Bright Angel Trail is also known as the Angel of Death Trail. Wearing tennis shoes on any trail that includes "death" in its nickname and multiple trail signs stating "Dangerous Overlook" reflects great stupidity. You will undoubtedly slip, slide, and fear your life more often than you ever anticipated.
Carmel hot chocolate exists at McDonalds. And it's kind of amazing.
The best way to get a picture with your best friend at the Grand Canyon is to hand off your camera to a willing bystander, and dance. The results will do a really good job of capturing how ridiculously awesome your friend is. And will also be super hot.
Everything about the Grand Canyon is unbelievably beautiful. My mind was most definitely blown. And it was awesome.