Atomic City Explorations

As certified science geeks, we could not visit northern New Mexico without making a stop at Los Alamos, home of the scientific laboratory component of the Manhattan Project which created the world’s first nuclear weapons. The extreme secrecy of the project’s purpose and location – personnel, supplies, and mail all arrived in Santa Fe – … Read moreAtomic City Explorations

Tucson Part 3: Wrapping Up

Our month-long stay in Tucson has flown by, and we’re off to other destinations in Arizona. Staying in one place for an extended period of time helped us get through the coldest month of the year in a relatively comfortable spot, even though an unusually wet winter meant we saw a surprising number of cool, … Read moreTucson Part 3: Wrapping Up

Basking in Science and Nature in Bozeman

Bozeman, Montana has a profile similar to Missoula, since it is also anchored by a major state university and has a vibrant art and culture scene. As you might expect, there are quite a few breweries here! Surprisingly, though, instead of a boozy week of beer, our focus during our visit turned out to be … Read moreBasking in Science and Nature in Bozeman

Entering the Atomic Age at Manhattan Project NHP

Camping near Oak Ridge, Tennessee gave us the opportunity to visit one of the newest parks on the NPS menu: the Manhattan Project National Historical Park. This park is somewhat unique because it consists of three separate and far-flung sections in three different states, and also because all the locations are active sites owned by … Read moreEntering the Atomic Age at Manhattan Project NHP

Geeking Out at Kennedy Space Center

When our new year’s holiday plans changed from Flamingo to Sebastian, courtesy of Hurricane Irma, our new camping location put us within striking distance of the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral. As die-hard space geeks, a visit to KSC was at the top of our list of planned activities during our 5-day visit to … Read moreGeeking Out at Kennedy Space Center