THIS IS THE PITS!
No actually this is one giant pit. The biggest in the world. So big you can see it from outer space. It is the Kennecott Copper Mine. If you look at the large size of the picture, you’ll see a tiny yellow dot by the pond at the bottom. It’s a school bus! The pit, which used to be a mountain, is 3/4 of a mile deep and 2 1/2 miles wide. This was really interesting. There’s a museum about the mine and an overlook and, of course, a gift shop. We spent a few hours here. John learned several new things. I learned thousands of new things but have already forgotten them.
We followed our mine adventure by going to the Thanksgiving Point’s Museum of Ancient Life. First we saw a 3-D Imax movie about dinosaurs. Except I didn’t see it in 3-D. Stupid mono-vision eyes refuse to let me focus correctly. But John enjoyed the 3-D and we learned stuff about dinosaurs. Then we went on to the museum which has the most totally intact dinosaur fossils in the world. We really enjoyed the exhibits .
We then tour the 55 acre Thanksgiving Point Garden. The gardens are pretty nice. Not as nice as say, Longwood Gardens, but pleasant. We enjoy the koi pond and the water lilies pictured here.
Tomorrow we are supposed to hike from 6000 to 7000 feet in a mile and a half and then do a cave tour followed by hiking down 1000 feet. But we’re tired. I think we are going to the movies instead.