Return Trip Day 4, Tuesday May 10
--Depart Grand Canyon 8:00am
--Meteor Crator near Winslow 10:30am-12pm
Admission prices include 3 lookout points on he rim of the crater, an Interactive Discovery Center, a theater showing our movie "Collisions and Impacts" and weather permitting a guided rim tour which takes you on a 1/2 mile hike. A Fully enclosed shoe is required for the rim tour.
--Winslow AZ 12:30-2:00
The Turquoise Room restaurant in La Posada
La Posada Historic District, 303 E. Second St. /Route 66 Winslow, AZ (12:30)
Petrified Forest National Park, 3:30-5:30
Giant Logs Trail. An easy 0.4 mile paved trail located behind the Rainbow Forest Museum that passes by numerous petrified logs, including the park's largest, nicknamed Old Faithful.
Newspaper Rock. A roadside overlook leads to an area in which hundreds of petroglyphs have been etched into the rock.
Puerco Pueblo. A short trail leads around an 800 year old pueblo that once contained 100 rooms and housed as many as 1200 people.
Sky City, NM (+3hr, check out the time tours are given. see the problem here? This is why we need a time machine.)
Pueblo of Acoma I-40, Exit 102, Acoma 87034
Tours 10am-3:30 pm $55 family tour, $10 camera permit
--arrive Albuquerque, NM 7pm (8pm local MT time)
Now, not included in this day are the following sites that have been tacked on to the original list. That's fine, cause I'm using a time machine to make it all happen.
-- potentially Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque
--potentially detour to Sedona AZ (Montezuma’s Castle,
--potentially Lowell Observatory 1400 West Mars Hill Road Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat 9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Tue/Thu/Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
During the day explore the Observatory's history and current research by joining guided tours. In the evening, view through a variety of telescopes including Percival Lowell's 24" Alvan Clark refractor and experience interactive live presentations with our mini-planetarium.
I'm bringing in the kids for a family meeting, so we can discuss our options and hold a vote.