Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Meteor Crater

Ok, time to finish documenting our trip!
So, July 22nd was a busy day. After hitting the Grand Canyon we decided to not drive quite as far that night so that we could add a visit to the Meteor Crater into our trip. It is something Mike has wanted to see for a looong time, and something I would have not even known existed without him :-). I wasn't expecting much and was surprised at just how cool it was! The visitor's center was pretty good too and had a little movie to watch that was great in helping the kids understand how amazing that big hole really was.
Here is a little info from the site's website...
"Meteor Crater is the breath-taking result of a collision between a piece of an asteroid traveling at 26,000 miles per hour and planet Earth approximately 50,000 years ago.
Today, Meteor Crater is nearly one mile across, 2.4 miles in circumference and more than 550 feet deep."
It wasn't that far out of the way on our way from the Grand Canyon to Albuquerque and definitely worth a stop!
Scientist humor on the way in :-)...
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aerial shots are the best way to tell how huge it is...
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