Thursday, March 11, 2010

Skywalkin' in the Grand Canyon

The gorgeous Grand Canyon Skywalk was 30 million dollars worth of hard work and brilliant engineering. We first had to put these slippers over our shoes so we didn't scratch the glass. We also were not allowed any cameras, purses or phones. (I guess so people don't throw things off of it!) It was freaky to walk out on the see-through glass panes and look down and see the canyons below! I have to admit we both held our breath when taking our first step on to the skywalk. The freakiest part were those little cracks between the glass with nothing in between them but canyon! OIE! We also had to continually remind ourselves that the Skywalk was built to withstand an excess of 71 million pounds! That’s the equivalent to 71 fully-loaded 747 airliners piled one on top of the other! So... it had to hold us!!! The Skywalk has their own photographers who go to great lengths to take fabulous photos! Our photographer who took our pictures kept trying to scare us by jumping backwards and sitting up on the railing to take our picture! Our first reaction was that he was going to break the glass or fall over backwards! At the Skywalk they have an inside joke there! They tell people to watch out for glass pane 39 because there is something wrong with it. We thought they were all joking around trying to spoof us and then when we got to glass pane 39 there was a board on it... Hahah! Geez! That sure got our adrenalins going! Each of the 46 panes form the walkway and they are constructed of 5-layers of glass bonded together and laminated. So there really was no way of falling though or breaking it. Each glass pane also weighs in at 1,200 lbs a piece! The most beautiful thing about Skywalk is that it is beautifully constructed and it lets people experience a crystal-clear view of the canyon below. It was soooooooo cool to be suspended 4,000 feet over the Grand Canyon!!! OMG! xoBeckerman girls






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7 comments:

ALWAYS CHASING said...

These photos are great, you're jumping in complete unison!

Daphne said...

Cutest photos EVER!!!

Nikki said...

This looks like the most fun (cutest dressed) trip of ALL time.

Soooali said...

YOu are so lucky!! Love the slippers, hehe!

Anonymous said...

you girls have the prettiest smiles- do it more!

Linda said...

wow this is so cool!

RuthlessChic said...

that looks soo fun!!! ahhhh