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... We viewed 2 movies, had a tour and visited their museum. The crater is out in the middle of what is now a ranch of several hundred acres, called the Bar T Bar. They have teamed with the Benzinger Family to make this a wonderful experience for all to see. This crater is the largest in the US and the best preserved in the world. Many scientists, astronauts and geologists come to study this site. The crater crashed to earth ...
Driven to day: 299 km
Driven to date: 5024 km
We drove from Tucumcari to Albuquerque today, and what a drive. The scenery was desert scrubland at the beginning, then changed to desert forest as we started climbing and climbing. We eventually reached 7139 feet and then started descending into the Albuquerque valley, about 6500 feet. The views from some of the peaks were incredible. As if that wasn't enough ...
... bags and go have breakfast elsewhere than use their powdered milk. The rattlesnake museum was great - hopefully its the only time we see them, and we have certainly been a tad more edgy since learning how great at camouflage they are. The man at the counter thought we would love the Steve Irwin and platypus exhibits. Really liked Albuquerque - still unsure about the corn chips and salsa with breakfast ...
... of basalt black rock in original volcanic forms that were etched by the Puebloan Natives some 700-2000 years ago. It's difficult to imagine something etched with primitive stone cutting tools surviving the weather elements for eons. We were rather delighted it was 85 degrees, and not the normal summer temps. What a wonderful educational, outdoor experience.
We rested up and then to Buca ...
... the highway - purported to be one of many abandoned such bridges.
One exit further down I40 we saw the abandoned Twin Arrows tourist complex. The former cafe, trading post and fuel station are abandoned but the pair of enormous twin arrows are still there.
Thankfully we by-passed Two Guns where the only thing remaining from this former made-to-order tourist trap was a silo with a faded picture of a cowboy with two guns drawn.
It was then on to Winslow ...
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