State: New Mexico
Where we stayed: Los Suenos de Santa Fe RV Park in Santa Fe
We decided to take a day trip up to Los Alamos and Bandelier National Monument. As we headed up into the mountains, I had to pull over to soak in the gorgeous view. As I was looking out, we spied a few bird soaring above (anyone know how to tell the difference between a hawk and falcon?).
Bradbury Science Museum
Los Alamos, NM
So I didn't really know anything about Los Alamos. That could be because I can't remember what I did yesterday, let alone remember what someone else did years ago, but I'm going to blame it on the fact that Los Alamos was a secret city! We weren't supposed to know about it! During WWII, the government set up Los Alamos as the headquarters for the Manhattan Project - the scientists and government officials who lived there were all working around the clock to develop the first atomic bomb. The video below is the one shown at the Bradbury Museum. It did a good job telling the story and even went into detail about how everyone living in Los Alamos had ID's with numbers instead of names and used a mysterious PO box address in Santa Fe.
We spent a couple hours trying to soak in all the information at this museum and then headed over to Bandelier National Monument. I could have stayed in Los Alamos all day going to the different museums (there was a cool outdoors one for little kids), but I was even more excited to climb the ladders at Bandelier.
Interesting resource saving fact. Or you can just wipe your hands on your pants.
I'll be sharing our travel plans, some reviews, cooking ideas (because I know you are all jealous of my easy-bake oven), and ... oh who am I kidding?! I'll be lucky to get our photos posted!