Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Los Alamos Entrada Park
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Travel Blogs from Los Alamos
... mail was censored and the facilities for housing were terrible. Mail was sent to Santa Fe and if one was born here a post office box number was given. Since the average age was 25 there were parties at night and a huge population boom. When the atomic bomb was dropped many just went back to their lives and left but many stayed. There are over 11,000 working at the Lab now.
Finally in 1957 land was sold to the public and the city of ...
... a plateau where a boys ranch was located. It was difficult to get to as there was only one road and it was a dangerous route with many switch backs. It was populated by a few homesteaders and the boys ranch. After viewing the ranch from a distance, Groves said, "This is it." Then he and Oppie drove to Santa Fe and had a steak dinner at La Fonda and began planning.
According to historical records the Army took over the homesteaders land and from what I ...
... During the tour we visited Sawyer Hill, the place where Niels Bohr and Enrico Fermi liked to ski. In fact they started the Los Alamos Ski Club which is still active today. I expected to see a real steep ski hill but it was pretty small. But at the time it was all they had. We also viewed the cabin where Edith Werner (a friend of Dorothy McKibben) lived. She entertained men and women from The Hill at her home near the Rio Grande River. More about ...
... that you're not on a western film set. It has a nice cathedral and some of the oldest buildings in the USA, having played an important role in the early days of western exploration. We wandered around the streets enjoying the rarity of an American city with no high-rise buildings and looked in the Chuck Jones art gallery and an Indian craft market.
It was soon time for lunch and we enjoyed a nice meal, Jemma opting for a taste of home with fish and ...
By the time we finished, we were really looking forward to the hottub at the Hotel only to find out that it was broken!!! But, they had some good snacks available!!
The next day we loaded up the old Whiteley truckster again and headed out to see the rest of the Jemez Mountain Trail.. We stopped to look at an amazing expanse of flat grassy land formed by one of the three super volcanoes in the USA. Next sight was Jemez Falls only half ...
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- Free parking
- Pets allowed