Super 8 Motel Socorro
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Middle of nowhere...pretty spooky no ranger, no campground host, no information or directions posted except don't shoot your guns and keep your dog on a leash. So we stayed couldn't figure out where or pay or how much so Grady asked another camper and they said they thought it was free. The camp was called water canyon and was next to an observatory. No complaints they had clean bathrooms and everything worked out ...
... of these amazing avian marvels. From the graceful sweeping vistas to the frantic flights of the geese, from the warm sunny days to the freezing cold star filled nights.
During the 4 days here, I shoot approximately 5,000 photos, 90 percent of which will be discarded to cull only the best of this year. I have three cameras plus the iPhone camera to record the experience. Words cannot describe what it's like to watch the cranes land ...
... the meteorite was largely vaporized although some fragments have been found as much as two miles away in Canyon Diablo. the rock was shattered and the surface start of the desert was flipped and turned upside down. the explosion created a nuclear wind with wind speeds estimated as being up to 500 mph!! Sadly, we are unable to upload any images to either Facebook or this blog at the moment so you'll just have to take our word for it - stunning.
... pie with macaroon absolutely delicious.
The couple at the table across from us were from Western Australia and are travelling by RV for a month, we chatted for a while.
We saw the National Radio Astronomy and the huge array of radio telescopes see the photos.
Arrived at Socorro at 1730. traveled 202 miles today it was a good ride.
... a block off the main road, and lots of cute old fashion Southwestern buildings dotted the pedestrian friendly street.
Eventually we headed back to the room and decided to go have some New Mexican cuisine at the Mexican diner next to the hotel called "El Camino". It was a very old school diner with a authentic Mexican twist, which I found fun, refreshing, and enjoyable. The food was quite yummy and I even saw a Tech ...