A bit of a long day

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Drove just over 400 miles today - Trinity Site and then the Very Large Array.

Processing the photos now and will get some up in an hour or two - got to back them up twice first.

Trinity Site was packed - I would guess at least 3,500 people were there at the time we were there with lots of cars leaving as we were driving in and lots more cars arriving as we were driving out. I would not be surprised if they had over 5,000 visitors today. Lots of different people - saw an older blind gentleman being led around by a friend - did he work on the project? It would be fun to have a booth out of the wind and dust and interview people coming to visit.

My socks are now emitting Alpha particles as I type.

The light was poor and the sky was very blah so I did not take any timelapse movies. Too many people at Trinity anyway.

The Very Large Array was spectacular - you see the photos and in movies but it does not prepare you for the real thing. We were unable to go behind the scenes as they were observing - so many people want to use the array that time is very precious. The Director of the Array was talking with people and telling Jodie Foster anecdotes and bits from Contact. The scene where some school children were visiting was filmed with members of the local grade school. The kid that is precocious and asking all the questions is now that town's mayor.

Our trip is now solidly over 2,000 miles and today (Saturday) marks the seventh day on the road. We will be spending tonight and Sunday night in Albuquerque and then, points south - Carlsbad Cavern, Roswell, Capitan and then head West.

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