Arizona, it is a state that is synonymus with birding, it also has a rather impressive piece of errosion called the Grand Canyon so two good reasons to go there then. We had decided to take a vacation on the home continent for a change and so booked the flights and car and made all the accommodations reservations on-line. Apart from the Redneck paradise that is Mormon Lake everything went very well, the highlight being the chalet at Canyon Wren which was superb as was the birding there. The light and the scenery made for great photographic opportunities. The Grand Canyon lives up to its reputation.