The Alves-McConaugheys Conquer the Grand Canyon

12/22/2008 at 05:00 PM ET
Courtesy Matthew McConaughey

Taking to his MySpace to blog about his recent travels, Matthew McConaughey writes that he spent his 39th birthday in November with girlfriend Camila Alves and 5-month-old son Levi livin’ on the edge — of the Grand Canyon!

“[We were] on the southern rim,” the actor notes. “[I] almost got butted off the edge by a ram and caught some shooting stars … as for the first sight [of the Grand Canyon], Mother Nature created something that looks so fake, it’s real.”

The family also spent time this fall in Camila’s native Brazil, a trip that was a first for Matthew, and one which he enjoyed very much. “[We went to] visit my lady’s family and tour the land a bit. Found a very proud and happy culture there,” Matthew writes. “We ate, we drank, we danced, and they tolerated my stumbling through the Portuguese language … I will return, beautiful country, beautiful and classy people.”

Matthew and Camila, 25, welcomed Levi in July of this year. He is the first child for the couple.

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Olivia on

he sounds simply very happy. and all of them look simply very happy!

Julie on

that man is gorgeous…..what a beautiful fun loving family!

Jae on

Great picture!!! Fatherhood agrees with this handsome man! 🙂
Camila & Levi are just gorgeous!

Aurora mia on

He just has such a love of life on his face. They seem like such a lovely family. I absolutely adore the name Levi 🙂

Karen on

I just love how adventerous they are. I think Matthew has found him a great match with Camilla. Levi is going to grow up to be such an outgoing, outdoors loving little boy. What a great family!

JK on

Great photo…The Grand Canyon is THE MOST AMAZING place to visit/see. He’s absolutely right when he said that “it looks so fake, it’s real.” You can’t believe your eyes. That’s why it’s one of the 7 wonders of the world.

gigi on

i was going to say the exact same thing as karen! she read my mind. on

I can’t wait to take my children to see the Grand Canyon…and I hope they’re more impressed than I was as a child. I remember my parents sitting and staring at it and looking at them and saying, “Are you finished yet? It hasn’t changed. It’s not going to change. Can we please go to the hotel and swim?” What an unappreciative child I was!

Excuse me, I need to go and call my parents and thank them now…

Ericia on

Great Picture, Matthew and Camila seem so happy and at peace with one another. I think they make a great couple, There son Levi is soo cute. Who could ask for more..!!!!