Wednesday, April 30, 2014

More travelogue....

Continuing on from my last post....we headed up to the Grand Canyon via Oak Creek highway (?).  It is a really pretty between Sedona and Flagstaff.  We stopped at a look out and Sophie bought some native american jewelry.

After that we pulled into Flagstaff and went to the Lowell Museum.  This is a fairly old observatory and is a National Historic Landmark.

  The Lowell is the observatory where on February 18, 1930, Clyde W. Tombaugh, an assistant discovered Pluto. For over seven decades, Pluto was considered a planet, until a few years ago when it was deemed not to be a planet. 

After having some lunch in Flagstaff we continued on with our drive up to the little town of Tusayan which is about 7 miles away from the south rim of the Grand Canyon.

More later....

2 comments:

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Can I just be honest? It's hard for me to say Pluto is not a planet. I will probably always think of it as a planet :)

Sheri said...

I agree Mary Jo! I think of it as a planet too.