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Weekend Drive to Petrified Forest
November 13, 2020 @ 8:00 am - November 15, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
AZPCA Weekend Drive to Petrified Forest, Painted Desert & Meteor Crater
Staying at Historic La Posada Hotel
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Friday through Sunday, November 13-14-15
We will meet Friday in Fountain Hills and head north on the Beeline Highway to Pine for lunch. From there we will continue to Winslow where we will stay at La Posada, a hotel that is an oasis in the desert.
La Posada was designed by southwest architect Mary Colter and built in 1929 by the Santa Fe railroad. It was operated by the Fred Harvey company and served by the famous “Harvey Girls.” It’s been restored over the last 20 years and has a really unique character. The highly acclaimed Turquoise Room offers a very Arizona menu featuring some retro Fred Harvey dishes as well as Southwestern Cuisine.
On Saturday we will drive east on I-40 to the Petrified Forest and the Painted Desert, together in one National Park for the day to explore. The lower section has the petrified wood and unique colored sand sculpted terrain with various overlooks and short trails. The Painted Desert features various viewpoints with striking vistas of the unique landscape. You will want to explore the old Painted Desert Inn and wonder what it must have been like to have stayed there years ago. Dinner Saturday is on your own as folks are likely to return at varying times.
Sunday after breakfast we will head toward Flagstaff to Meteor Crater, a 50,000-year-old meteorite impact crater over a mile wide and 500 feet deep. Besides its geologic interest, Meteor Crater was used by NASA to train astronauts during the Apollo Program.
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