Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Meteor Crater

We spent some time in Flagstaff this weekend (58 degrees in pouring rain felt pretty darn good!), and decided to make the short drive east on I-40 to check out the world famous Meteor Crater.

One could easily be overwhelmed with the sheer size and historical implications of it all – 4,000 feet across, 3 miles around the rim, 550 feet deep, created 50,000 years ago by a meteor 150 feet wide and weighing 1,400 lbs, in the middle of the high plains – an area completely flat for miles in every direction..

Meteor Crater in Arizona

Meteor Crater in Arizona

meteor crater in arizona

images provided by Google Earth.

Or, one could sum it up in the words of my older son, who surveyed the area and typed, “huge hole.”

Your equally amazed by meteors and kids Realtor,

Chris Butterworth