It's a Secret
Report from Mary
Saturday 15 April 2006, 10:03 pm
I took these comments from some of the emails Mary has sent since we've been away from home. - Mark
Odessa, TX, Saturday April 15
Today we saw the Carlsbad Caverns... we were able to take the walking entrance and enter
thru the natural entrance (where the bats do their massive exit every afternoon/evening).
It was pretty awesome and a fair decline... over 70 stories worth of decent to the main
cavern-room... and take the elevator back up. Tonight we're in Midland, Texas. We have to report next Thursday to Mississippi.
Yes, the visit with Rosabelle was great. She's still not communicative and you can tell
she's 'searching' in her mind... but her physical demeanor etc were a blessing to see...
far better than a few years back.
I feel bad not writing snail-mail to you... but DO get us an addy as soon as you do know
a 'good' one.
Last night we drove from Santa Fe to Roswell, the "UFO Capital". We didn't see any UFOs.
While in Santa Fe we visited Los Alamos, where the atomic bombs from WWII were developed.
Fascinating. Everyone brought in to work on the project lived in Los Alamos, but it was all
secret... 'Los Alamos' didn't exist to the outside world... to receive mail, it went to PO Box
6166 (or something like that), Santa Fe... even the birth certificates for births during that
time in Los Alamos say Santa Fe PO Box 6166. Then we drove until nearly 1 AM... Mark nearly
ran over the Easter Bunny, too!!! But he was quick and Mark missed... wheh!
We found a quilt store in Sedona & bought 2 patterns... I'll HAVE to take Kathleen's class
after we're home so I can learn to how make these. One is the Chapel of the Holy Cross that
is built into the red rock... it's a smallish wall one, about 12" most square... the other
is about poster sized of a desert scene with sunset colors.