Bandelier National Monument
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... at times we actually couldn't see because our vision blurred - a real shame given the beauty of the river, trees, valley and mountains. At this point, one of Matt's panniers tried to end its suffering. On dropping into the thousandth pot hole of the day, the bracket which attaches pannier bag to pannier rack ripped clean off. We could empathise with the poor pannier and even imagined what it might have been thinking: 'I can't take any more of these [insert expletive] ...
The next morning, we left the park and headed to Valle Grande, the grand valley created by an enormous volcanic eruption 1.1 million years ago. Imagine an explosion with enough power to leave a crater almost 14 miles across! 75 cubic miles of rock, ash and super-heated gases were expelled: 300 times more than Mount St. Helens.
Today, the area is held in a trust to preserve the natural environment. We arrived in time for the "Elk ...
... lives who would have been otherwise lost.
This afternoon we drove up to Los Alamos to visit the historical museum that tells the story of the founding of Los Alamos and the Manhattan Project, where scientists developed the atomic bomb during World War II.
Los Alamos is located on a plateau in the Jemez Mountains that were created ...
... went to downtown Santa Fe and decided to spend the night at the famous and historical La Fonda Hotel (now called La Fonda On the Plaza). During WWII the Los Alamos physicists enjoyed driving the 35 miles to Santa Fe to dine at La Fonda and forget about the atomic bomb project for a few hours.
Later today I will visit the Bradbury Science Museum here in Los Alamos and then I head north into Colorado. ...
... Crest. This wonderful mountain road takes you up to a summit with views in every direction, looking down at the city below to the west or north toward Santa Fe or south and east to the mountains there. There were a few Barrycades at some of the trail heads, but the only sign we saw announcing the government shut down was on the trash bin that was locked tight. No more cynicism needed here.
After a brief rest back at the house, we drove into ...