Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Three Days Off and No Pizza Review?

I know, I can't believe it either. It's not that I went without pizza for the whole weekend, but pizza at the Anthem outlet mall food court is scarcely pizza at all.

We did, however, go to the famous-enough Meteor Crater shortly outside of Flagstaff.

It was a hole.

No, really. The crater is a big hole, but a hole all the same. Actually, it's a big enough hole that it's difficult to grasp how huge it is, until you look through one of the conveniently provided telescopes and check out the six foot tall spaceman by the 3x5 foot flag at the bottom. Up until I saw that, I was really, really disappointed that we'd paid $15 - each - to get admission to a gravel pit. After seeing the various items they'd placed to provide a sense of scale, however, I was only a little disappointed that we'd paid $15 - each - to get in.

It was super windy while we were there, which made the whole experience a little more interesting, and the museum was pretty good. Well, no, it wasn't. It was OK. The gift shop was pretty spectacular, though.

Honestly, I was more impressed with the geodesic dome gas station just off the I-40 on the way to the crater than with the crater itself. I think it would have been more interesting if we could have hiked to the bottom of the crater.

To be fair, the $15 gets you a guided hike around the rim of the crater. We didn't go on the hike because I was gasping for air when I was just standing there. High altitudes are fun! It also gives you admission to a movie, which we also didn't bother to check out. So we probably could have done a better job of getting our money's worth.

Though, seriously, for $15 per person, there should have been a roller coaster.