I’m standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona
and such a fine sight to see. It’s a girl, my Lord, by a flatbed Ford taking a look at me.
(for those of you too young to remember, paraphrased from an Eagles song in the 70’s)
We were near Winslow so we had to check out the corner; made us want to check out what else we might find on Route 66.
Near Winslow is
a big hole in the ground Meteor
It was formed 50,000 years ago when a huge meteorite weighing several hundred tons and about 150 feet across struck the earth.
|Piece of meteorite found at the site.|
Moving east on I-40, aka Route 66 (at least part of it) we landed in Albuquerque, NM. The plan was to explore Albuquerque riding the tandem on the bike paths. Winds that escalated to over 33 mph put a kibosh on that.
By coincidence our good hometown friend, Dick, was visiting his sister in Albuquerque.
Meeting for lunch at his favorite local diner, Duran’s on Central,
we caught up on hometown news.
After lunch we hit the museums, Captain dropped ABN at the Albuquerque Art Museum;
|Small but nice museum.|
|Mock-up of sub-critical assemblies at Los Alamos|
|Mock-up of Trinty Test Device (first nuclear explosion device)|
(bet this is information everyone can use.)
Before heading back to The Wanderer we explored a little in Old Town;
|Like we said, it was a very windy day.|
just enough to know we must return.
We ended the week in the Texas Panhandle, stopping at Palo Duro Canyon State Park for a couple of days;
|Palo Duro Canyon|
|Drive to camp site|
long enough to put together an easy 3-mile hike (with 23 Fitbit stair flights.)
|Would have hiked to the cave, but look at the crowd! Besides, we had basketball to watch.|
(lesson learned, do not plan to hike on weekends!)
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