Los Alamos, NM
Took a day trip from Santa Fe to Los Alamos today. Left the moho in Santa Fe and drove the toad as the maps made the road to Los Alamos look like a minor route, but in fact it's four lane divided highway nearly all the way except for the last couple miles climbing the hill to Los Alamos.
I had no idea what to expect, but what a beautiful town it is! In some ways we found it a little strange actually, as there are contemporary-looking shopping centers in the center of town with lots of vacancies. Not sure if this is a result of COVID or just over-building, but it reminded me of all the factory stores and malls that have been in decline over the last few years. The town also seems to have some very big banks for a town with a population if only 12,000. There must be a lot of money here. In any case, I keep wondering where to move now that the area around my current home near Sedona AZ is being over-developed, and Los Alamos sure looks like somewhere I could live.
Just FYI for anyone planning a trip there soon, the Visitor Center and the Bradbury Science Museum were closed, but Los Alamos History Museum was open.
2004 National Dolphin LX 6320, W-22, 8.1, Allison 1000, Front/rear Trac Bars, Hellwig Rear Anti-sway Bar, Sumo Springs, Roadmaster Reflex Steering Stabilizer, 2005 PT Cruiser Toad