Nukes and Monuments: all in a typical day touring New Mexico

November 4th, 2011 THE STATE CAPITAL On this day I left the desert plains behind and headed for the mountains, valleys and forest that are around Santa Fe the state capital of New Mexico.  I paid an early morning visit to the historic downtown of Santa Fe to see the adobe style buildings, the Cathedral…

The White Sands of New Mexico

Atomic science, white sands, missiles and space travel…..part one of my travels in New Mexico. October 31st, 2011 My grandfather and I used to watch Bugs Bunny cartoons together when I was a kid. Bugs would always say “I knew I should have taken that left turn at Albuquerque” and I can finally say I actually…

Mount Saint Helens – Mother Nature’s devastating beauty

Mount Saint Helens is located in southwest Washington, just under a 3 hour drive from Seattle. On the morning of May 18th, 1980 the volcano erupted, changing the face of the mountain forever. Following a 5.1 richter scale earthquake (caused by a huge surge of magma) the peak of the mountain collapsed and an avalanche,…