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... layers (also from the river). The silica in the ash slowly replaced the cellulose in the trees, resulting in quartz formations. Other minerals like iron oxide provided the colors. I'm paraphrasing a video we watched in the visitor's center. Alternative explanation was that the trees looked directly at Medusa. Both sound equally plausible.
It was a good day.
... their moon missions. The hole is some 550 feet deep and nearly a mile across. Well worth the 10km detour to see. What a pity it didn't land on LA or Las Vegas though! Oh that's right they weren't there then! Only joking Jesus and Liz.
Back on the road to Flagstaff, our last stop on Route 66 before heading North to Canyon country. A small city with a lovely country feel at an elevation of 7,000 ft, overlooked by the San Francisco peaks the highest ...
... around, though a small population or spread out trail running areas mean I haven't seen runners everywhere. It isn't just for running, either - Flagstaff is at just under 7000 feet, putting it right in the sweet spot for altitude training, but that also makes it icy and with snow-capped mountains for skiers. In 2004, Northern Arizona University’s Center for High Altitude Training was designated a ...
... my cuzzie Gareth in Michigan (cool to talk to family on "our" Christmas Day) and then headed out to Twin Arrows Casino (about 15 minutes down the motorway) to have dinner at the Zenith Steakhouse. What a fantastic meal, we were spoiled from start to finish. Celyn pulled out the "fancy" for the real napkins (only the second time he had used them - the first in Grand Canyon), and the kids loved the bottomless soft drinks - a new one arriving before the last one ...
... the giant dual-focus Petrified Forest and Painted Desert; part of the US National Parks System. But not before one last New Mexico stop in Gallup.
Gallup is said to contain the finest non-museum collection of Navajo art and wares. Such a distinction would probably be hard to prove, but residents of Gallup have grasped the opportunity and now proudly display these artifacts and retail objects at a slew of stores and pawn shops in ...
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