March 28, 2012

Meteor Crater Arizona

This past fall we visited Meteor Crater in Arizona.  We usually see the signs while we are zipping along Interstate 40, but this year we decided to stop.  It is only a few miles off the Interstate, and is well worth the time.  It is done as professional as any Federal park.  One plus is that you can take a one hour hike along the rim with a guide - so much fun.

Meteor Crater

Our guide - Eduardo
Now here is a small world moment on the edge of a meteor crater in the middle of nowhere!  Eduardo asked all of us where we were visiting from.  And when my husband answered Kentucky, Eduardo said he attended high school in Kentucky.  I asked him which high school, and it was the same school my husband and his brothers attended.  Eduardo was a fantastic tour guide, and I'm not just saying that because of the Kentucky connection.

 This plant has a very pleasant aroma, and Eduardo told us it was nicknamed 'Cowboy's Cologne'  He let us each pick a sample from a plant, and I tucked mine in my wallet.  Recently I found it still tucked inside my wallet, and it still smells wonderful.  Remember, this was not a Federal park so picking was okay.

Purple Sage - Cowboy's Cologne

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