Saturday, 17 November 2007

A Different Sightseeing Day

I went out for my walk this morning and took this photo of our RV site as I haven't posted one since we arrived here at Bosque Birdwatchers RV Park.

We didn't do much this morning but this afternoon Gordon decided he wanted to go to the National Radio Astronomy Observatory Very Large Array located 50 miles west of Socorro, NM. Here's the sign.

And here's just a few of the radio antennas . There are three arms of nine each. We went to the Visitor Center and listened to their taped message of how and why this all came about. Gordon is interested in astronomy so he was enthralled.

On our way there we stopped in the little town of Magdalena, NM. It's a real old southwestern kind of town with a lot of dirt streets and lots of dust. It had some neat buildings. Here's one of the streets that's paved.

And here's some of the scenery coming and going on US60.

On our way home we stopped at the Walmart Supercenter in Socorro. It's a fraction of the size of most of the ones I've been in lately. Some you feel like they need a bus to get you around in them.

As it was getting late to get home and start dinner, we stopped at the Owl Bar & Cafe in San Antonio, NM for dinner. This place is supposed to be world famous for their Owlburgers and their green chili sauce. They claim to grind their own beef and prepare their chili sauce daily. There is a bit of history behind this place. The bar itself is originally from Conrad Hilton's first rooming house. Just a bit of local trivia to end today's blog.

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