Day three of my rock odyssey and it's a day to concentrate on some locations with an amazing lack of rock.
I'd noticed a site on the map called Meteor Crater, and a little investigation revealed that there was a meteor crater there. Only 35 miles away, it made for a quick pre-lunch diversion. The crater itself is about 2.4 miles in circumference, which makes it about .75 miles across... Can someone do the Math for me? It's a sizeable hole in the ground.
Next up was the Grand Canyon, which trumps the meteor crater for scale and splendour. I started at the East and worked gradually West, and as the sun moved lower the colours became richer and the texture deeper. It's difficult to describe something so large without being trite. I suppose I should say that like many of the things I have seen on this trip, it certainly made me "Wow" out loud to myself, and I got a bit sad moving on before I could get to the bottom or spend more time there.
Still, it was sunset as I left and I've just completed my first night drive. Not so bad.
If anyone's keeping count I'm somewhere around 1,600 miles in. I also have only 2 weeks till I fly home. Tomorrow is Vegas and two consecutive nights at the same hotel. Laundry time.