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KOA: Peace & serenity in the Grand Canyon

From the KOA blog: 

The great explorer of the American West, John Wesley Powell, said of the Grand Canyon, “The glories and the beauties of form, color and sound unite in the Grand Canyon-forms unrivaled even by the mountains, colors that vie with sunsets, and sounds that span the diapason from tempest to tinkling raindrop, from cataract to bubbling fountain.”

It not only inspires, but for many of us it’s still the ultimate road trip destination in the United States. Is there a more popular photographic backdrop? But just because it’s one of the most popular places, doesn’t mean you can’t find some true peace and serenity in the Grand Canyon.

When my 21-year-old son and I hit the road recently toward the Grand Canyon/Williams KOA Journey Campground we knew we could see stops along the way. Heading east from Southern California, there are still some great Route 66 attractions, like hiking the Amboy Crater, not to mention visiting the graceful towns of Kingman and Seligman among a few others. Sure, the Mother Road is pocked and all but forgotten today. But there still something about it.

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