Mike! I went back to find this post this morning to make sure and respond to it! To be honest, the view is SO overwhelming it's hard to explain what my reaction was. If I had to narrow it down, I'd have to say it was a combination of terrified (it's a long ass way down) and inspired. I'm not a travel junkie, but I've been to various parts of the world. I've never seen anything even remotely close to the scale of the Grand Canyon. The view is immense. It was definitely worth the 2.5 hour detour to see.Are you sending Diane these pictures? I'm certain she is thrilled for you and Jeff! If you go to the Grand Canyon today, I'd be interested in Jeff's initial reaction when he first views it! I awoke to another 6" of fresh snow this morning! Our annual trip to Florida can't come soon enough!