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The National Atomic Testing Museum – Las Vegas, Nevada

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. My scheduled departure date is Friday, February 13th.

Mary continues to be occupied with personal business. I am now not expecting to see her again until I arrive at her home in Murphys, California about the third week in April. It’s just the way things are and we just have to deal with it.

I’ve come to Las Vegas, Nevada several times over the years and have quite thoroughly explored the area. Rather than go back to these various places and re-create the wheel, (unless I do something different and unusual) I’m electing to republish some of my earlier blog entries.

This blog entry was originally published February 04, 2009…

The National Atomic Testing Museum – Las Vegas, Nevada

Yesterday I spent an enjoyable three hours at the National Atomic Testing Museum here in Las Vegas, NV. It is an affiliate of the Smithsonion Institute. It does a great job of telling the story of atomic bomb testing. The only disappointment is that they do not allow cameras, hence I have no pictures to show you expect that of Miss Atomic Bomb of 1957. Atomic Bomb testing was moved to Nevada in 1951. Click the following link to visit the Atomic Testing Museum website.

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…


The first at atomic bomb test occurred at the Trinity Site, 230 miles South of Los Alamos, NM where the bomb was first devised in the Manhattan Project. I was fortunate to do something that I had wanted to do for many years; that is visit Ground Zero of the first atomic bomb test which occurred on July 16, 1945. It’s really difficult to visit the site because it’s only open two weekends a year; the first weekend in April and October. I was lucky to be in the area in April, 2007 where I got on a Chamber of Commerce tour bus. I drove about 100 miles to get to the base where I parked the Bronco. We boarded the bus at the base gate entry and 72 miles later got to Ground Zero. At elevation 4,900 feet it was quite cold that day but nevertheless a most interesting day visiting a most unique place. Click the following link to see the 32 photos I took at Ground Zero.

End of Blog reprint…


Yesterday was a sunny and 73 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 72 degrees.

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of Nevada. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…


Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein


On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.

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There are more than 600 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link…

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…

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All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

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Los Alamos, New Mexico – Day 3

The motorhome is now parked at VFW Post #8874 in Los Alamos. I expect to be here several days.

Because of my central in-town location, yesterday I walked about five minutes to arrive at the Los Alamos Historical Museum. It’s rather small, but very interesting.

Los Alamos is a picturesque place built upon four mesas at about the 7,200 elevation level. It was the location of the secret town where the first atomic bombs created for World War II were assembled. You can read all about Los Alamos by clicking this Wikipedia informational link…,_New_Mexico

The making of the atomic bomb was known as the Manhattan Project. To read about it, click this link…

Here are some photos from yesterday…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

The first atomic bomb test was conducted at a place known as Trinity Site, about 250 miles south of Los Alamos. It’s only open to the public twice a year…the first Saturday in April and October. I happened to be in New Mexico in April of 2007. Here’s the link to the photos I took there…

Enjoying interesting historical locations is another joy of the full-time RVing lifestyle!

In other news…

The accident happened four months ago today. I remain wearing my elastic chest bandage until 2:00 PM daily, taking Ibuprofen twice a day and icing my chest twice a day. If you missed the Blog entry about the accident, click this link… To fully understand this tragic accident, you’ll need to read the several subsequent Blog entries. It appears it’s going to be a long, slow healing process.

If you have not checked out my new Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2012
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