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After our sojourn in Page, Arizona and an unimaginable experience of visiting Antelope Canyon we headed for the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. The drive again from Page to the South Rim was as beautiful as the one from Las Vegas to the North Rim. This time the changing scenario […]

Grand Canyon, USA, Part 5 : South Rim


The night before we had taken accommodation at Jacob Lake Inn, about 25 kilometers to the North Rim of Grand Canyon.  We were on a family vacation and it was a Road trip along the west coast of US , covering the states of California, Utah , Nevada and Arizona . Majestic North Rim – Grand […]

Grand Canyon, USA, Part 3 :The Majestic North Rim


South Face of Grand Canyon,
Visiting the Grand Canyon, USA was one of the HIGHLIGHTS of our Road Trip for 2013 covering the main destinations of the West Coast of USA, through the states of California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona. The first leg of our Vacation was from San Francisco to  Las Vegas via Yosemite National Park […]

Grand Canyon, USA Part 1 : Grandeur in its Essence



the window meteor crater arizona
 THE ROCKS THAT MADE THE DAY: Our guide then went on explaining the types of rock formations found in the crater. On the outer rim one could find Coconino Sandstone (sandstone formed 265 million years ago); Toroweap Formation (limestone formed 255 million years ago); Kaibab Formation (dolomite formed 250 million […]

Meteor Crater, Arizona – 8


Titir at Meteor Crater
THE HUMAN SIDE OF THE STORY : A Family Road Trip This time our guide turned out to be better than the previous person. The guide Samit had gone with was a grumpy, unapproachable sort but the second guide was a tall, reedy fellow with a pleasant twang and had […]

Meteor Crater, Arizona – 7


at the brink Meteor Crater,Arizona
ENLIGHTENING MYSELF about the Meteor Crater: A family Road trip. Since the guided tour was still going on I thought I would enlighten myself a little more by reading the plaques. They had quite a lot of interesting tidbits related to the crater which helped in quality time -pass. During […]

ENLIGHTENING MYSELF : Meteor Crater, Arizona – 6



THE FIRST LOOK: There was an exit on the left which lead to the deck and to the three viewing posts on the rim of Meteor Crater, Arizona . One was  a little up to the north  and the one a little below was shaded so  I went to the middle one […]

Meteor Crater, Arizona – 5


THE CRATER’S RISE TO STARDOM: Many factors have contributed to the popularity of the meteor crater in Arizona. Unlike the Vredefort which looks more like a valley, it is easily visible in one glance; unlike Chesapeake it is not submerged in water and thus beyond reach ; and unlike  the […]

Meteor Crater, Arizona – 4


Photoframe in front of Meteor Crater Arizona
A LAYMAN’S SCIENCE OF HEAVENLY BODIES: A METEOROID is a small rock or particle of debris in our solar system. They range in size from dust to the size of a pebble and even to 10 meters in diameter. Objects larger than that are usually referred to as asteroids. A […]

Meteor Crater, Arizona – 3