Da Bomb

Friday 14 April 2006, 10:02 pm

Friday, April 14

We had a wonderful breakfast at an apparent one-off called the Flying Tortilla. We both had corned beef and eggs, and we both had sufficient leftovers for another meal. Santa Fe definitely gets an A+ for food.

Today we went to the Bradbury Science Museum in Los Alamos. The Bradbury museum is not named for writer Ray Bradbury, but for another man having the same name. It is a huge alter to the sacrament of the atomic bomb, and other scientific achievements. It did have an "equal time" section for those who argue that the use of the atomic bomb in WWII was not necessary, but even to a peacknik like me their arguments were transparently ridiculous.

The museum also had sections devoted to computing, the human genome project, visualizations, and radiation. There was a hands-on section for children. Overall, we thought it very worthwhile.

We headed back to Santa Fe in time to attend the evening Good Friday service at Calvary Chapel Santa Fe. The church meets in a large building but attendance seemed small. Several people shook our hands but no one told us their names. We hope to find a better church for Easter.

At about 8:30 PM, we headed out on back roads toward the UFO capital of Roswell. We arrived around midnight. The last hour was pretty harrowing, as we found the road haunted by rabbits. We did almost hit one, and we came close to several others who were just sitting still by the side (or the middle) of the road. Mary said, if you hit the Easter Bunny he won't bring you any eggs.