Crossland Economy Studios - Albuquerque - Northeast
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Today was a day of museums; it was nice to be inside when it's so hot (still over 100F in the afternoons)!
We started with the National Museum of Nuclear Science and HIstory. There were many different topics covered in that museum! The history of atomic theory, the history of nuclear energy, the history of the development of nuclear and thermonuclear weapons, the uses of nuclear energy (electric power production, ...
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Albuquerque has a nice botanical garden and aquarium at the Bio Park. We heard the zoo was great, but we're trying to watch our budget as we go. Dean loved the aquarium. Part of his homeschooling was to research Albuquerque since we knew it would be an early destination on our trip. Ever since he read about the aquarium (weeks before we left) he's talked about it, and he wasn't disappointed. It ...
... In the distance we could see tall cliff walls stretching for a long way. Looking along the trail, we could see people walking up a large hill. They looked very small from this distance. The sky was bright blue with a few wispy clouds, making for picture-perfect views. Soon we came to the huge slick rock hill ever sloping and leading to the top. We could just make out people at the very top. It looked to be a long way up. After a quick water break, ...
... the hot temperatures and the lack of any people around, it really felt like we were in a ghost town.
Once again, we came to a lake, this time the Apache Lake. Lots of people at the lake and it definitely looked inviting! We took pictures of the lake and also many saguaros and some desert wildflowers. One of our favorites was the blooming Agave plant. I always say it reminds me of a Dr. Seuss tree.
After driving the part of the road ...
... reason refused to come in even after she felt how warm the water was. It wasn't worth the fight, with a 2 year old we know to choose our battles! We hated to get out knowing the hike we had ahead of us but we had a big talk about staying positive and "thinking you can". We trekked up and up the trail heading back to the truck and everyone (meaning Bruce and Aimee!) kept it together! The ...
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