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.
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.
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.
Bill and I visited Albuquerque in May, 2015. You can read about our visit here. https://dianeandbill.selph.info/?p=4440
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. https://www.flickr.com/gp/lrun/Qw2399
Next stop: Valley of Fires, New Mexico for some rest and relaxation