Category: Travel

Bavarian Town Built in 14 Million Year Old Meteor Impact Crater.

Bavarian town of Noerdlinger built in a 14 million year old meteor impact crater.

Inside a FedEx Boeing 757

Eugene Shoemaker’s Sketch of Meteor Crater

Video Explaining How Meteor Crater Was Created

Here is a short video illustrating how Meteor Crater was formed.

Video of Meteor Crater

Here is a video of the meteor crater located near Winslow, Arizona.  The land was flat around the area, but near the crater it was very windy.

Holsinger Meteorite

This is the largest piece of the Holsinger Meteorite that created the meteor crater. It was believed to be 150 foot meteor that came from the east and created the crater in about 10 seconds.  The pressure from the impact left tiny diamonds in the area.

Velociraptor Skull

While visiting the meteor crater in Winslow, Arizona they had a velociraptor skull on display.  This was definitely something very cool and unexpected to find.

Prehistoric Fossils

While visiting the Meteor Crater near Winslow, Arizona they had these fossils both on display and for sale.  Some of them are quite pricey, so I just took some photos.  It was certainly very cool to see what types of creatures were alive so long ago.

Miss Kitty’s Store in Tombstone

Along the streets of Tombstone, Arizona is Miss Kitty’s store which helps keep all the women dressed in Tombstone fashion.

The Original Bird Cage Theatre of Tombstone

Oldest Profession in the West

Where there was money to be had in the old west there were prostitutes. Prostitutes would actually have license to be able to work in the city and believe it or not there are actually different classifications of prostitutes.  Many worked in saloons, parlor houses, or brothels, but lower grade ones worked in cribs and …

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Wyatt Earp Sights to see Around Tombstone

When visiting Tombstone there are enough sights to see to remind you that Wyatt Earp once lived here. Here are some of the Wyatt Earp sights you can see.

Shootout at the O.K. Corral

Tombstone, Arizona was the site of one of the most famous gunfights in American history between Wyatt Earp, Virgil Earp, Morgan Earp, Doc Holliday, Tom McLaury, Frank McLaury, Ike Clanton, and 19 year old Billy Clanton.  There was tensions that arose between the cowboys and the Earp’s leading up to the shootout.  The cowboys were …

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Tombstone Courthouse

The Tombstone courthouse was established in 1882 in Cochise County.  Cochise County had numerous conflicts between early settlers and Apache Indians.

Famous Saloons of Tombstone

Here are some famous saloons of Tombstone.  When this town was bustling these were the places to be.

Welcome to Tombstone

Welcome to Tombstone, Arizona. During the 1880’s Tombstone was bigger than Los Angeles, California. This bustling town had a lot going on in the old west. There was gambling, prostitutes, cowboys, mining, shootouts, rattlesnakes, and many other ways people could die in the west. Here are some sights you can see around Tombstone.

Perfectly Timed Photographs

Davis Monthan Air Force Base Boneyard

Davis Monthan Air Force Base is located southeast of downtown Tuscon, Arizona. Here lies an aircraft boneyard where numerous planes can be found resting and waiting to be picked apart for parts.

Pure Bred Idiot Hot Sauce Roulette

Dateland, Arizona is nothing more than a fly spec on a map along Interstate-8, but while making a pit stop and looking around I happened to notice this funny product.  It is the Pure Bred Idiot Hot Sauce Roulette.  I think it must take a special type of individual who enjoys pain while eating or …

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Midwest Crop Circles

While flying over the midwestern United States I happened to look down and see what looked like farm circles.  Previously the only place I have seen things like these was in desert areas.  This was due to having water sprayers that traveled in a circle pattern around and kept watering the crops.  I am a …

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Fly the Friendly Skies

Pirate Ship in San Diego

At the San Diego Maritime Museum you will find an old style ship that looks much like a pirate ship.  This was used in the “Pirate’s of the Caribbean” films and is certainly something to check out.  For their time these were considered to be great vessels, but you can see it dwarfed by a present …

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North Carolina Research Triangle

At the Raleigh-Durham airport in North Carolina there is a sign for the Research Triangle Region.

San Diego Fishing Pots

For a while now I have passed by the San Diego waterfront and I saw these fishing pots out on the dock.  I kept thinking to myself that it would make a great photograph, however it wasn’t until now that I finally got around to stopping and taking a photo.  It kind of reminds me …

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Cruise Ships in the Port of San Diego

I was driving by the waterfront in San Diego and I noticed a couple cruise ships docked.  So I did the totally unsafe thing to do and snapped some photos of the Disney Wonder and the Grand Princess.

Enjoy the D in Las Vegas

Flying Over and Landing in Las Vegas

Vegas Ain’t Got Nothing on Me

I’m not very much of a gambler, but each time I come to Las Vegas I place 1 bet on the roulette table. I put $50 down on black and $50 down on even and so far every time I placed this bet I have won.

Wind Power

In Southern California between the I-8 and the I-10 highways there is a wind farm that are generating clean energy.

John Swigert Jr. Apollo Astronaut

In the heart of the Denver airport is a statue of John L. “Jack” Swigert, Jr. that states 1931-1982, Astronaut, Apollo XIII Congressman Elect, 1982.

Ski Vail

Ski Vail – The valley of the back bowls, 5289 skiable acres.