6427 Miles: A Tour of America by Car

By Gerard Forgnone

Day 28

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Meteor Crater, Arizona to Home

Well, this is pretty much the last thing on the trip.  Meteor Crater, Arizona.  I can't even count how many times I drove by this great site, and never could convince my travel partner to stop.  Well, this time, it was just me, and by golly, I spent as much time as I wanted here on this day.

In the distance, the low hill across the horizon is the outer edge of Meteor Crater.  At this point, I'm about 3 miles away.

This is a Google Maps image.  The visitor center is at the top.  You can see motorhomes in the parking lot...that will give you some scale.

On the day I was there, the winds were howling, about 50 miles per hour on this ledge!

Well, this is the last photo of the trip.  Outside the Meteor Crater Visitor Center is a monument to the astronauts of the United States.  On the bottom left is my distant cousin, Alfred Worden.  This is the second time in this trip that I've gotten a photo of his name on a wall.

This trip was awesome.  I want to do it again, with better knowledge of where to stop, and what to see longer.  Next time, I won't do it alone, though!

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