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... iron oxide and other substances combined with the silica to create varied colors in the petrified wood. Today the Petrified Forrest has the largest collection of petrified wood in the world, some of which are very spectacular.
As we drove around the Petrified Forrest we could see stormclouds gathering on the horizon; as the rains came down it was clear that we weren't the only ones seeking shelter, dad had managed to pick-up a hitch-hiker in the form of a long-horned ...
... varieties in the world, I'd find it hard to quibble - Chelle and Lorraine's nightmares made horrifyingly real! Large, small, big, small, black, albino - and an array of other snakes that are readily confused with rattlers. Quite interesting, really, but not for the squeamish.
I rescued Chelle from the bench where she was cowering outside and we moseyed into the rest of Old Town for some more sedate activities. Chelle had found a shop selling ...
... evening we arrived back in Holbrook and ended the day properly by stopping at Dairy queen and having a blizzard AND Orange Julius.
Pete, Harlan and I went for a bike ride in the morning. It's hot and windy in this high desert, so we decided to visit the Painted Desert/Petrified Forest National Park later in the day. First we visited the visitor center where we watched the short documentary. None of ...
... by the roadside.
Eventually we started to see some of the petrified logs, some were lying on the ground in fragments, some were balanced on top of rocks. These are the remnants of coniferous trees which grew there 200 million years ago. Or less than 6000 years ago if you are a Christian fundamentalist. The trees have become fossilised and litter the landscape everywhere you look. It is against the law to remove any fragments but you ...
... is true. The view was beautiful and shopping was fun! There were 2 shops with authentic Indian arts and crafts. We got a few things to add to our collection.
After that, it was pedal to the metal until we got to Holbrook. We passed what we thought was the painted desert / petrified forest along the way and it wasn't that impressive from the road. But since we were here, we had to go back and see it. We quickly set ...