Trinity Site in Socorro, New Mexico – National Historic Landmark

Trinity Site - 6On an impromptu road trip to New Mexico in April of 2019, we were able to see the Very Large Array and the Trinity Site. It was something Gene had been wishing to see for quite a long time, but it just hadn’t happened. Part of this was caused by the fact that the site is ONLY open to the public twice a year. According to the White Sands Missile Range website, the site is opened on the first Saturday in April and October. At the time of this post, the next time it will be open to the public will be on April 3, 2021. This event is free and open to the public. No reservations are required. Continue reading “Trinity Site in Socorro, New Mexico – National Historic Landmark”

Monticello in Virginia – Our Unplanned Visit to Jefferson’s Home

Monticello-FrontWhile traveling sometimes things don’t always go as planned.  While on a trip to Washington D.C in October of 2000. we had booked a tour that would take us all over the Mall and the local area. Can’t remember the tour group, but I was extremely upset to get to the pick-up location to find out that it was canceled due to the million family march on the mall.  An email or phone call to cancel would have been nice, but we did get our money back. After much discussion, we decided to leave D.C. a day early (since there were too many people on the mall to do anything) and check out Monticello before we headed to our time-share near Colonial Williamsburg.  We made the best of a bad situation and had a great time checking out the former home and plantation of our third president, Thomas Jefferson. Continue reading “Monticello in Virginia – Our Unplanned Visit to Jefferson’s Home”