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  •  Thank you so much for sharing your expertise. (2+ / 0-)
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    RiveroftheWest, carolanne

    I have been a tourist for one short day on the south rim and it was amazing. I will get back there for a longer stay at some future point.
    BTW Flagstaff itself is a pretty cool tourist spot [at least for a geek like me] because the the Lowell observatory at the edge of town is open for tours and is pretty cool even though Pluto is now an Oort cloud body rather than a planet. The discovery work was done at that observatory.

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    by daddybunny on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 10:31:38 AM PDT

    •  An X-planet, also. . . (2+ / 0-)
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      RiveroftheWest, carolanne

      I heard it called (Pluto). Did you also get to the nearby Naval Observatory? I used to take Elderhostel tours there (as an instructor) and those guys really hit you over the head with the heavy math. But most of the folks loved going there. Of course, I lived in Flag for quite some time and have visited the Lowell Observatory many times. Anyway, I sure do thank you for posting your comment, daddybunny (should I ask where momma bunny might also be?). . .and the next time you return to the big ditch of northern Arizona I can assure you the canyon frontier beyond the rim hasn't changed too much since your last visit; not even deeper. The next time, though, spend more time along the rim (or below), because it's the kind of singular setting that changes perspective throughout the day, that is, due primarily to the changing light and chasing shadow effect.

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      by richholtzin on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 10:55:18 AM PDT

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