Thursday, June 11, 2015

Los Alamos, New Mexico

Ron and I really enjoyed our visit to the town of Los Alamos.  The town has some excellent museums and attractions.  We chose to visit the Bradbury Science Museum and the Nature Center of Los Alamos.

This free museum was outstanding.  It's mission is to educate on the history and development of the atomic bomb.  We spent over 2 hours here.

Ron is reading the letter Albert Einstein wrote to President Roosevelt regarding the discovery of atomic energy.

Example of an atomic bomb detonator.
One of the cameras used to film the atomic bomb explosion.

There were so many interesting exhibits in the Bradbury Science Museum, these are just a few of the many things we saw there.

We really liked the Los Alamos Nature Center.  It's new and still in its development stages.  There were bird viewing areas, educational animal exhibits and an amazing high powered microscope where you could see the scope on a big screen TV.  Here's Ron's finger nail!
Ron and I were laughing so hard at this up close view of his thumbnail that the docent had to come over and see what was going on!

Entrance to the Nature Center.

We were thirsty after all these museums.  We found a great brewery..the Bathtub Row Brewing Co-Op.
Ronnie had the Santa Fe Stout and I really liked the Blue Corn Cranberry Cream Ale.

Another place we really wanted to visit was Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs.  We spent an entire afternoon soaking in the mineral springs and enjoying the relaxing atmosphere.  This place did not disappoint, we loved it!
The entrance was very inviting.

This was our favorite mineral spring for soaking.  The temperature was about 100 degrees but the view of the cliffs was made it even better.
This was the largest soaking pool of about 7 or 8 there.  We tried them all.  The iron water pool and the soda pool were a little bit too hot for us.

Upcoming: Our day trip to Santa Fe's Palace of the Governors and the New Mexico History Museum.  More later...

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