Grand Canyon Visitors

It is wonderful feeling to meet a goal…

Recently a visitor shared his personal goal with me, and gave me permission to share his story. And what a wonderful story it is!

As a child, the gentleman was raised in a family that was unable to afford family vacations, so he made a promise to himself when he was ten years old that by his fiftieth birthday he would take his future family on a vacation to the Grand Canyon. He would take his wife and children to the place that he had always dreamed of seeing. And, yes, today was his fiftieth birthday! He pointed out his family to me…wife and two teen-age sons. The man’s pride and happiness welled within him and spilled out into a smile on his face. He had achieved his life-long goal.

“We are on a family vacation at the Grand Canyon! Can you believe it??? Can you believe it???????

It was truly heart-warming to share his happiness.

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About the Author

Joy Grand Canyon

Joy taught environmental sciences at Southern Vermont College and became active in outdoor land use.  Joy now lives ‘off-the-grid’ near the Grand Canyon on an acreage with solar power, and hauls water for her own needs and for her struggling raised-bed desert garden, dogs, cat, chickens, and Garrett-the-goose. Joy has rafted the Colorado River from Moab to Lake Mead, hiked many of the trails, and stayed at Phantom Ranch several times either by hiking or by mule.  Learning and reading is her passion, and she is constantly learning more about the Grand Canyon.

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Joy is well traveled but never found a place that was more well suited for her than the Grand Canyon.  This is her home.  Stop in the Grand Canyon Visitor Center and allow her to share her home with you.