Meteor Crater near Winslow, Arizona.

During our extensive travels after retiring, we visited so many fascinating places in Canada, the U.S.  and México, that if I were younger, I could write a book on the subject!

Here is one that stretches the imagination! Meteor Crater.

At the Visitor Center, located on the rim, we viewed the tremendous, bowl-shaped hole in the ground. Te crater was formed by a meteor striking the earth, traveling at an estimated 26,000 m.p.h. Scientists estimate that it impacted with a force of 20 million tons of TNT, shacking the whole southwestern part of the U.S. It is 550 feet deep, or about the same as the height of our Washington Monument.

We were told that this happened about 50,000 years ago…a little before our time. Take a look.


George and his wife, Marie, sailed professionally, chartering boats in the Bahamas, then in the Virgin Islands. They then leased an uninhabited island, Little Thatch, in the British Virgin Islands, and turned it into a small hotel. After six years, they left the island and bought a lovely beachfront property on Jost Van Dyke (BVI) where they built Sandcastle Hotel and the original Soggy Dollar Bar. George is now the author of Incredible Virgin Island Adventure: A True Story.

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