Albuquerque Part 2, NM OCT 14, 2017

As I mentioned in the previous blog, Bill’s college friend Peter and his wife Beth flew in from Florida and joined us for several days in Albuquerque.  Besides the Balloon Fiesta there were other things to enjoy in the area.00000IMG_00000_BURST20171014150352_COVER
One afternoon we went to the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History.  This is the country’s official museum for the history and science of the Nuclear Age.  They have replicas of Little Boy and Fat Man, the world’s first two atomic weapons.


The Trinity Test Tower. At 5:30 a.m. on July 16, 1945, Los Alamos scientists detonated a plutonium bomb at a test site located on the U.S. Air Force base at Alamogordo, New Mexico, some 120 miles south of Albuquerque.

They have exhibits on atomic theory, the Cold War, pioneers in nuclear science, uranium processing, facts about radiation and nuclear medicine/ medical technology.  We saw a movie about the Manhattan Project in Los Alamos about the design and testing of the nuclear bomb.  Outside were several planes, rockets, bombs and missiles.IMG_20171012_13231320171012_153936PANO_20171012_160821IMG_20171012_160938IMG_20171012_16101220171012_153807IMG_20171012_153345IMG_20171012_153053IMG_20171012_135248

Another day we all went into Old Town Albuquerque for lunch and wandered through some shops.IMG_20171014_152926IMG_20171014_150438IMG_20171014_150505IMG_20171014_132808IMG_20171014_132827

Bill and I visited Albuquerque in May, 2015.  You can read about our visit here.

It was fun to catch up with the Wienermobile outside Peter and Beth’s hotel!20171012_130750

Many of you have commented on how much you enjoyed the Balloon Fiesta pictures in the last blog. There were way too many pictures to post in one blog.  Here is a link to more Balloon Fiesta pictures if you would like to see more.

Next stop: Valley of Fires, New Mexico for some rest and relaxation

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