Friday, November 19, 2010

October 22. Meteor Crater In Arizona.

The Hawthornes leave Sedona and head eastward to ... where? A quick check in my AAA Arizona TourBook tells me to go to the Meteor Crater on I 40 Exit 233, just before Winslow. I will always remember the Meteor Crater as the place where my Nikon D80 stopped working. The lens made a horrible scraping noise as I tried to autofocus. It wouldn't focus. I'm aghast. I have to turn to Manual. And actually focus the camera myself. Like in the Old Days. Quel horreurs.
Approach to the crater.
BAM! Did that make an impact on you? Snerk.
Obviously, this is Moenkopi Sandstone.
This is a really big hole in the ground. It was formed nearly 50,000 years ago by a meteorite and it measures 550 feet deep, 2.4 miles in circumference, and nearly 1 mile across. See that stuff in the center? Apollo Astronauts trained here.
See if you can find the astronaut. He's six feet tall and standing next to a 3 x 5 foot American flag.
I see Magritte.
This is the Holsinger meteorite - the largest discovered fragment of the meteor that created Meteor Crater.
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