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Hi! I'm Buddy and this is my blog. I look like a bear, but I'm a kid. I live with my mommy and daddy and go places with them. My daddy is in the army and he's away a lot. I put pictures of me here so he can see me whenever he wants and see what I'm doing.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

This canyon is grand!

Here I am walking along the rim at Grand Canyon.

I'm a pretty lucky kid to be able to travel all over the world with my Mom and Dad, but I really like  the cool places I've seen right here in the USA.

One of my favorites is the Grand Canyon! It's in the state of Arizona and is
277 miles long! In some places it's 18 miles wide and is over a mile deep in spots. Cool, huh? How did it get there? Well, the Colorado River carved it. It took nearly two billion years to do that! Talk about a long time!

Many Native Americans built settlements in the Canyon and it's many caves. The Pueblo Indian tribes believe it to be a holy place.

Sunrise at a rest stop on our way to the Grand Canyon!
President Theodor Roosevelt visited the Grand Canyon in 1903, and established the Grand Canyon Game Preserve on November 28, 1906. Roosevelt added adjacent national forest lands and re-designated the preserve as a National Monument in January 1908. Grand Canyon National Park was finally established as the 17th U.S. National Park by an Act of Congress signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson on February 26, 1919. (I know all that cuz I wrote a report on it for school!)

A lot of people visit the Grand Canyon. It's one of the world's leading natural attractions, with about five million visitors per year. Overall, 83 percent are from the United States: California, Arizona, Texas, Florida, and New York represent the top domestic visitors. Seventeen percent of visitors were from outside the United States; the most prominently represented nations were the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, Germany, and The Netherlands. The South Rim is open all year round weather permitting. The North Rim is generally open mid-May to mid-October.

If you get the chance to go see it, go! You will be impressed! I was and I'm just a kid! If you need more information, just head over to the Grand Canyon National Park website. They have all kinds of info, photos, videos, and other links

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait for you next post, Buddy. I'm glad you enjoyed the Grand Canyon and traveling with Mommy and Daddy. They sure are glad you like to go with them!