It's a simple thing...I woke up early this morning to find Geoffrey and Steve of the Meteorite Men program following me on Twitter. These two guys have forgotten more about meteorite hunting than I will ever know!
I am most impressed with their ability to suffer extremes of cold and heat while looking for the elusive meteorites. Trust me when I say, Arizona can be tough enough to knock the wind right out of your sails. The program about the Tucson area was real, believable and right on the button. It's hot and nasty, with enough deadly critters to make another Jurassic Park movie.
I would love to write a murder mystery about two meteorite hunters who find a dead body in the scorching desert, only to be hunted after they are spotted by the killer who is leaving the area. A bullet kicks up debris close to Steve's foot as the report from the large caliber rifle reaches the Meteorite Men's ears.
Would you stop to pick up a five pound meteorite if a crazed killer was stalking you? Knowing these guys...YES!