Being the typical tourist everywhere we go the first thing we do is check the areas visitors centers and websites for area attractions. We will be in the Odessa/Midland area for 6 weeks so we definitely wanted to find some fun stuff to do. Today we headed out with my daughter and Granddaughters to find a couple of them but not before going to lunch. We ended up at a little Italian restaurant called Mi Piaci' that my daughter really likes & I love Italian so it was a go for me. I had the best dish I have had in a long long time... Chicken Verona... Yummo! To die for!!!
|Mi Piaci Restaurant - Odessa, Texas ~ Ralph's Huge Stromboli ~ Hannah & her Calzone ~ My Chicken Verona (YUM)|
It is 550 feet in diameter and the age is estimated to be around 63,500 years .The crater is exposed to the surface, and was originally about 100 feet deep. Due to subsequent infilling by soil and debris, the crater is currently 15 feet deep at its lowest point, which provides enough relief to be visible over the surrounding plains. Still, the site offers an excellent opportunity to view a relatively uncommon impact feature close to a major transportation artery near a major city.
While the original may have taken 2000 years to complete, the replica was placed at UTPB in six weeks. The stones were moved two at a time on tractor-trailers and lifted into place on footings made of reinforced concrete. The original Stonehenge marked the summer and winter solstices. Each stone weighs more than 20,000 thousand pounds and is composed of limestone slabs donated from the quarry of TexaStone of Garden City in Glasscock near Big Spring, Texas. It was a fun visit and the best part is that it is FREE.
It was a great day with our family and I sure wished our other daughter could have been with us.
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