Titan Missile Museum
Green Valley, AZ
After Thanksgiving we left my brother's house in Phoenix, AZ and headed toward New Mexico. The kids had so much fun seeing their cousins (and it was nice for us big folk to have other big folk to talk to and eat with and enjoy late nights binging on Netflix together)...anyway, we all had such a good time we decided to invite ourselves back to my brother's for Christmas. Usually my brother his family drive out to our place in Los Angeles for the holidays, so it's only fair we make the drive once in awhile, right?
So between Thanksgiving and Christmas we tried not to drift too far from Arizona. Surprisingly for that entire month, we only traveled on the same path a couple times. One of our short overlaps was through Tucson. This time though we buzzed through town and stopped at a place we missed last month - the Titan Missile Silo and Musuem.
I thought it odd that the "No Smoking" sign looked like it was held up by giant cigarettes.
Emmett looking down through a viewing window at the missile in its underground silo.
During the Cold War in the 1960's, the US created 54 Titan missile sites across the US. This particular missile site was manned by military officials until the 1980's. This missile stood in its silo ready to be lanched at a moment's notice, just given the command. Big whoop? Well, these missiles could travel up to 6300 miles in thirty minutes, and be aimed to wipe out an entire city - 650 times more powerful than the atomic bomb that destroyed Hiroshima. That's insane.
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!