A gentleman of the press comes to visit
Trip Start Jun 15, 2013
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Where I stayed
4021 Simms Avenue (Diane's house)
Last Monday, my first full day in Albuquerque after my return, Diane took me to the Old Town, where we had a delicious lunch at the Church Street Cafe. In addition to a margarita I had real Mexican food: a Combination Plate comprised of chicken enchilada, pork tamale, and vegetarian relleno. Servings are very big here and very spicy. As a newcomer to Mexican food, I know I should be more careful in the future and not eat big portions, but I survived the ordeal.
Afterwards I went to the Albuquerque Museum to see a recently opened exhibition of Afro-American art comprised of more than 100 pieces created by black artists between the 1920s and 1990s. Below you will see some photos from this interesting exhibition.
Yesterday I went to 'The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History'. Rita and I had been there in May, but there's so much to see that I just had to return. Some of you will know that Los Alamos, north of Santa Fe, was the center for development of the nuclear bombs during 1943-45. There were full-size replicas of both 'Little Boy' (dropped over Hiroshima on August 6, 1945) and 'Fat Man' (dropped over Nagasaki three days later). There were also informative displays of the pre-history of the nuclear bombs, including information that the Danish physicist Niels Bohr came to this country in January 1939 and informed the American physics community that nuclear fission of uranium had taken place in Berlin just recently
On Saturday the big Balloon Fiesta begins. 600 hot-air balloons will rise into the air. This promises to be a great sight. More about this later.