State: New Mexico
Middile of Nowhere
Where we stayed: Casey's Socorro RV Park
You may have seen these gigantic radio telescopes on tv or in the movies. We watched the movie Contact with Jody Foster to get us in the mood for our visit. :) The Very Large Array (VLA) is a group of 27 radio antenaes spread out in a Y shape over the the plains of New Mexico. There are four main configurations that the telescopes are placed in depending on what the researchers want to study. I'll have to point you to Matt if you want to know more details (unfortunately, my brain space has been compromised by grocery shopping lists and shutter speeds). I can tell you that it was super windy while we were there (not uncommon) and fuh-reezing. If you happen to be heading west from here, be sure to stop for some pie in Pie Town.
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!