One of my favorite places in the southwest is the Barringer Meteor Crater located just off of I-40 between Flagstaff AZ and Winslow AZ [my hometown woo-hooo!!]. To some it might just seem like a big hole in the ground. It's more then that. I can't begin to imagine the way the area must have looked 50,000 years ago and the effect the impact must have had on the environment.
If you are planning on visiting the area you might as well make it a day and visit the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest. Petrified Forest has a shiney new visitors center with some cool souvenirs and snack bar.
I miss the ocean but I sure do love the desert.
From Native Americans to the Conquistadors. I can't help but wonder who else has shared this view.
"You can see for miles and miles and miles!" - The Who.
Outside a trading post on the AZ/NM border.
My home town..."Standin' on a corner in Winslow, Arizona...such a fine sight to see..."