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Aug 5, 2018 - Secret City

Secret City. Atomic City. Those are two alternate names for the city of Los Alamos in New Mexico. We are staying at a small county-owned RV Park next to the White Rock Visitor Center Rock about 10 miles from the Los Alamos town site otherwise known as “the hill”. Los Alamos is known as the birthplace of the atomic bomb. In 1943, the U.S. government built a secret laboratory at Los Alamos known as the Manhattan project. Its single purpose was to develop the first atomic weapon. Many scientists that escaped Nazi Germany were recruited for...

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Jul 26, 2018 - Along the I-25 Corridor in New Mexico

I can’t believe that it has only been a couple of weeks since we left Benson. It feels so much longer. Our first stop was the Elks Lodge in Albuquerque. I had hoped to leave the warmer temperatures behind but, duh, I forgot that this was a high-desert city. At an elevation of 4,950 feet, it was a bit cooler than Benson but not by much. Temperatures were in the low to mid 90s. We enjoyed a few events such as the Mariachi festival at the Civic Plaza, a classical concert at the university and an Indie-folk band in old town. We also stocked up...

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Jun 15, 2018 - Northern New Mexico

Click on thumbnails to enlarge When I last updated this Trip Journal, 3 weeks ago, I was about 70 miles away, as the crow flies, from my current location. However, in that short period of time, I’ve actually traveled about 4,100 miles with most of those actually as the crow flies. Not the leisurely travel I had in mind. I was camped at an Indian reservation about 40 miles west of Albuquerque. It was more or less a place for me to wait until my reservations started at my next destination. I drove into Albuquerque on one of the days to visit...

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Sep 11, 2016 - White Rock NM – White Rock RV Park

Back to White Rock and Los Alamos. We took a driving tour of Los Alamos this time. It was really only the walking tour on wheels, but we had the tour guide, so got to hear some of her thoughts on the area. The tour was cheap and she was nice, so it was worth it, I guess. We were hoping she'd show us more of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, but that wasn't the case. We just did a quick drive by, which we had already down on our own. Before heading back to the camper, we stopped at the Don Quixote Distillery and Winery. Now, there's a...

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Retired at Last!

Sep 6, 2016 - White Rock NM – White Rock RV Park

Camped at the White Rock visitor center just outside of the Bandelier National Monument for a few days. Los Alamos was just a hop, skip and a jump away. Viewed the exhibits at the Bradbury Museum our first day in the area. There are approximately 60 interactive exhibits that trace the history of the WWII Manhattan Project and highlight current and former research projects related to defense and technology. One could spend an entire day playing with the exhibits in the museum – very interesting stuff. After leaving the museum, we took the...

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Retired at Last!



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