Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: Book Setting You’d Like to Visit and Why

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After thinking about it for a little bit, my answer to this week’s prompt is simple: I want to visit The Grand Canyon.

When I was about six years old, my mother read Brighty of the Grand Canyon by Marguerite Henry to me while we were driving somewhere on vacation.

It was after dark and the stars shone brightly in the sky above our car as I listened to the adventures of a brave little donkey in the Grand Canyon. I remember feeling so cozy and entertained on that trip even as my eyes began to droop a tad. Brighty was in terrible danger at times (or so it seemed to my young mind), but I was sure he’d make it through okay in the end. Mom surely wouldn’t have read it to me otherwise!

I believe this was a tale that one of her parents might have read to her when she was in elementary school, too.

At any rate, the descriptions of the Grand Canyon were so vivid and beautiful in that book that little Lydia decided she wanted to see it for herself one day. I’ve always loved nature, especially if it involves places as large and majestic as this particular portion of the world seems like it would be.

It hasn’t happened yet, but maybe it will once this pandemic ends and travelling internationally for the sheer joy of it becomes possible once again!


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18 Responses to Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: Book Setting You’d Like to Visit and Why

  1. I loved that book as a child and, funnily enough, even though we don’t have kids at home… I read to my husband when we are traveling! I also want to visit the Grand Canyon one day… it’s on our list for when (and if) we ever retire!

  2. Very cool! I hope you get to see the Grand Canyon someday!

  3. I’ve always wanted to visit the Grand Canyon as well. It is special place on earth, that ties history and present in some interesting ways. Thanks for sharing.

  4. James Schoch

    We will drive you there on your next visit to Phoenix. Mom could read that book as we drive there too! 💕

  5. I live an hour and a half away from the Grand Canyon, so I visit there often, and it is always so stunning. I never get tired of visiting there.

  6. I actually got to do a fly-over of the Grand Canyon when I was… I don’t know, eleven or twelve? I didn’t really appreciate as much as I should have, in retrospect. The canyon was gorgeous and looking down at it from a small plane was fun, but small plains are really loud and I don’t do loud noises well.

  7. Even though I live a lot closer to the Grand Canyon than you do, I haven’t been there either. Someday, though, I would like to go!

  8. I would also love to visit the Grand Canyon. Most of America, to be honest.

  9. That’s a great memory to have about a story!

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