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... and Jim , once again, held tightly to the steering wheel and Clare leaned to the left. Eventually we reached the mesa and the interesting town of Los Alamos.
Los Alamos was developed on this site for the top-secret Manhattan Project. This project lead to the international development of the two atomic bombs that were dropped on Japan and effectively ended World War II. ...
... we rode along to the College to see if anyone was about. We rather embarrassingly interrupted a Zumba class led by Jasmine to ask if we could rent a room. It turns out they no longer do that, but Jasmine phoned security and a lady called Hope who said we could camp in their grounds and even opened some toilets for us - all for free and at six o'clock in the evening. We're in a park on our own with a picnic table, absolutely exhausted and pretty sore, but pleased with ...
... But then we drove to Truchas and found a charming town filled with colorful homes and galleries and people. We tried to buy water at the only store in town (it was closed) and that's when a friendly woman across the street volunteered to fill our empty jugs with " the purest cold water you will ever drink." It really was good!
We drove on through town, past a llama farm and into the forest where the tall pines and higher elevation provided welcomed ...
... stop in at least one town to walk around, but none of them actually brought this hope to fruition.
Arriving in Santa Fe, we knew that we would be spending at least one night at Wal Mart. We found it easily, set up after debating about how level a few spots were (as usual). It ended up being the nicest Wal Mart that we have stayed at by far. Clean restrooms, clean everything. No one hassling us for money, no one staring at us. We could not find any nearby ...
... men were recognised when Bill Clinton presented the Congressional Medal of Honour to the surviving 4 of the original 29 code talkers.
Amazing stuff, eh?
If you'd like to read about it in more detail, just go to:-
Official Site of the Navajo Code Talkers
Code talker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia
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