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    The tribal "glass walk over the canyon" is open, so maybe that is a possibility.
    "You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity." Adrian Rogers

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    Thanks all ...seems like we have plenty of options ..have forwarded to our agent. We are feeling a bit gloomy though the highlights as above will be missed . Grand Canyon for me is one of the greatest natural wonders of the world .
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    It is, indeed, but the tribal glass walk is over the Grand Canyon--just not the national park part of it.
    "You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity." Adrian Rogers

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    The Grand Canyon is indeed a one of a kind. The Tribal glass walk would at least give you a sense of the grandeur. Sedona will wow you almost as much and is open for all to see.
    The legitimate object of Government is to do for a community of people whatever they need to have done but cannot do at all or cannot do so well for themselves”- Lincoln

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    Coming back to "G's" dilemna, I started looking at my favorite website again for photographs to give you some more idea of what to see. My husband's family is from wales and they visited us many times. We have asked them, as well as my family too, what the highlight was of their vacation and we were surprised to hear that it was the desert scene. It is something that Europe doesn't have. I love the desert in the spring because so much is in bloom. Some of our family visited The Grand Canyon and Bryce and Zion too and that has to be even more spectacular. You can see almost every State in his website under the USA.

    We took a little plane ride once from Las Vegas over the Canyon and were still able to fly low at that time but that doesn't give you any idea of how wide and deep the canyon is so I wouldn't recommend it. You have to stand on the rim to see it from there.

    I am curious what your agent will decide to do and let us know.

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    http://news.yahoo.com/feds-let-state...--finance.html

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure from governors, the Obama administration said Thursday it will allow some shuttered national parks to reopen — as long as states use their own money to pay for park operations.

    Governors in at least four states have asked for authority to reopen national parks within their borders because of the economic impacts caused by the park closures. All 401 national park units — including such icons as the Grand Canyon and Yosemite and Zion national parks — have been closed since Oct. 1 because of the partial government shutdown. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees have been furloughed, and lawmakers from both parties have complained that park closures have wreaked havoc on nearby communities that depend on tourism.
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    It's about time! We are on Big Island this week. Driving by Place of Refuge and Volcano National Park to see them all deserted is so sad and frustrating. Luckily we have been to these places before...

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    All the Utah National Parks will be re-opening, as I understand it.

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    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013...-shutdown?lite

    By M. Alex Johnson, Staff Writer, NBC News

    The National Park Service reached agreements late Friday to keep some of the U.S.'s most iconic national parks and landmarks open during the federal government shutdown, breaking a logjam that had blocked vital tourist revenue for several states.

    Among the attractions that will reopen as early as Saturday are the Statue of Liberty, the Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore and Rocky Mountain National Park.

    All of the deals are structured similarly: States where the attractions are located will pay to recall National Park Service personnel from furlough, with either state funds or private donations.

    The deals aren't cheap:
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement that New York would shell out $61,600 a day to keep Liberty Island National Park open beginning this weekend.
    Arizona will be on the hook for $651,000 bill to reopen Grand Canyon National Park for just one week, NBC station KPNX of Phoenix reported after Gov. Jan Brewer tweeted the "Great News!"
    Gov. Dennis Daugaard said in a statement that South Dakota would pay $15,200 a day from private donations to reopen Mount Rushmore beginning Monday.
    And Gov. John Hickenlooper said in a statement that Colorado would fork over $362,700 to reopen its parks and monuments, notably Rocky Mountain National Park.



    The federal shutdown last week closed all 401 national parks, resulting in furloughs for more than 20,000 Park Service employees.
    The announcements come a day after Utah Gov. Gary Herbert's office announced that it had struck a deal with the Interior Department to reopen eight of the state's national parks and monuments.


    Utah will pay $1.67 million to get people back in its national parks for up to 10 days. None of the payments will be reimbursed unless Congress passes a law to authorize refunds.
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    Also coming To post about the Grand Canyon, hope you are able to visit, it is a wonderful site to see.

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