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Nov 10, 2005 - Ancient Times

Leaving Grand Canyon Village, I followed Desert View Drive, which parallels the rim of the canyon. Overlooks along this road provide the best views of the Colorado River far below. I stopped at the Watchtower, designed by Mary Colter. The Watchtower is frequently said to be her masterpiece at the Grand Canyon. The Watchtower rises from the rim of the canyon and has always been used as an observation station and rest stop. Mary Colter did not copy a particular Native American structure in the design, but instead sought to evoke ancient...

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Nov 5, 2005 - Meteor Crater, Arizona

This place was amazing. Situated in the middle of the Arizona desert about 40 miles east of Flagstaff we had decided to miss it on our way to Albuquerque but as we were heading south through Arizona again we decided to check it out. To be honest we expected it to be a bit of a cheesy tourist trap but it was a really well run place with an excellent museum. We did a rim tour with a cool old dude who really knew his stuff. The crater was created about 50,000 years ago by a meteorite. It is 550 feet deep and over 4000 feet across. It was the...

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