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... Then I drove on to the meteor crater near Winslow, Arizona. Yeah that Winslow, from Take It Easy. I deliberately did not go to Winslow itself because it just seemed too silly. But the meteor crater http://www.meteorcrater.com I really wanted to see. I had tried to visit it on the 1992 trip, but, well, it was closed. Yeah for some reason it was closed. Like Wally World. It was so sad.
But it was open and so I went. It's billed as 'just off' Interstate 40. It was actually six ...
... we'll pass AND to pose with the Muffler Man (tall sculpture outside their shop.)
Back in the car we went driving a FAST 75 mph towards New Mexico! Bry and I were up front, Gracie was in the way back, and Bryan decided to take a nap in the middle. Bry and I AGAIN laughed it up from making fun of billboards, to yelling at his Dad, "Go back to sleep Dad. NO!", misunderstanding the "No Phones" ...
... first, I take the dog for a well deserved walk on a trail along the Rio Grande, which he gratefully splashes around in until night falls and it's too dark for me to see where I'm going (let alone see Oscar, who vanishes into the shadows at night).
Driving to Nob Hill later on for a take away pizza, I instantly recognise the Crossroads Motel as the "Crystal Palace" from Breaking Bad. ...
... and it's very satifying to see the result of your efforts.
Tomorrow Diane and I are going to a concert with the New Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra where a Ukrainian artist, Olga Kern, will play the piano. Diane is a lead volunteer with the 'philharmonic', and we both look forward to the concert. On Sunday I will finally leave ABQ and head for Santa Fe.
... real United States! The backdrop was desert with massive pillars of rock (see photos when I get back), with excavated villages set up by the Chaco people in a massive valley. They lived in multi story blocks and circular huts which looked like they could have come from Italy! After that, we got back in the car and are currently driving down route 44 on our way to the Grand Canyon: very excited! Loads of pictures to follow :-D ...