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.


Becky said...

Sounds like a big money sucking hole. I always wanted to go there...now I think pictures may be enough for me. Flagstaff was nice,eh?


irondad said...

This is a follow-up to your search for scooter rentals in Portland. I've inquired of the instructors up there and dealers. Here's the latest reply from Columbia Scooters.

Noone in Portland rents. Sorry.

----- Original Message -----
From: Dan Bateman
To: info@columbiascooters.com
Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2008 2:46 PM
Subject: rentals

Do you all rent scooters? If not, would it offend you if I asked you to tell me who in Portland does?


If, by some chance, I dig up something I'll advise. I told you I'd check and didn't want it to be an empty promise!

Lucky said...

Becky - Flag is always nice, especially for the desert-dwellers who originally come from places with trees and water...

irondad - Thanks for the info! I guess we're just going to have to rent a pair of Ducatis... Gee, darn.