Meteor Crater

Trip Start Jan 24, 2009
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Trip End Mar 29, 2009


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Flag of United States  , Arizona
Tuesday, March 17, 2009

This section of Arizona is pretty bleak.  Other than Petrified Forest Nation Park, this area is desolate.  That is the reason it was easy to find the crater in the first place.  Surprisingly, there are only a dozen or so known meteor impact craters in the world. This crater is the first scientifically proven impact site.  It was thought to be a volcanic steam crater but the famous astronomer and scientist Gene Shoemaker proved it to be made by a meteor impact in the 60's.  This is a neat place and a nice little side trip, it's the best $15 I've spent to see a big hole in the ground.  ; )

Prior to visiting the crater, I spent the night in the town of Winslow, Arizona.  Yes, it's THAT Winslow, Arizona from the Eagles song "Take it Easy".   The center of Winslow is on the old Highway 66.  The original "Mother Road" that used to stretch from Chicago all the way to L.A.  To commemorate the famous song (and to attract more tourists), the town created this great little park called "Standin' on the Corner".  Check it out, they have there own domain and web site:  http://www.standinonthecorner.com  This is without a doubt, the coolest road art I've see in the country. Sweet!

On to the Parentals pad...

~JQ
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That's a big hole!
Hopefully now you can tell your ass from a hole in the ground:)

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