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National Museum Of Nuclear Science And History – Albuquerque, New Mexico (GA95)

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 22nd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in Chehalis, Washington. I’ll planning to depart here June 12th.

 

 

Since my RVing life is changing (see above), I’m starting to re-visit previously visited places. So rather than constantly re-blogging past entries, I’ve decided to do something different.

 

 

In 2011-2013, Mary and I did a 682 day, 12,679 miles in the motorhome and 8,000 miles in the Bronco, circumnavigation of the United States, which I called The Great Adventure. I called it so because other than my oldest granddaughter’s high school graduation in June in Connecticut, I didn’t know where we would be going or when we would be there!

 

 

So, unless I do something really different and unusual warranting a new blog entry, I’ll be posting entries from that trip.

 

 

 

This entry was posted April 29, 2012…

 

 

 

A few days ago I went to the above named museum. During my working years, I was associated with the Nuclear industry for 20+ years.

 

 

Here’s the museum’s official website link…
http://www.nuclearmuseum.org/

 

 

Here are some photos that I took…

 

 

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the front plaza is a Terrier Missile launcher. The U.S.S. Boston CAG-1, was the World’s first-guided missile heavy cruiser and the first ship to carry the Terrier Missiles. I was stationed aboard the Boston from 1959 to 1962 as a Radarman.

 

 

I found this 50 second YouTube video of a news report of the U.S.S. Boston firing its missiles. Click this link to see the video…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghCaBHA8mD0

 

 

 

 

 

In the below photo are replicas of two famous atomic bombs. The green one was known as Little Boy and dropped on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945. The yellow one was known as Fat Man and dropped on Nagasaki, Japan on August 9, 1945…

 

 

To read about those two bombings, click this Wikipedia link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomic_bombings_of_Hiroshima_and_Nagasaki

 

 

 

 

 

In the below photo is a replica of a device called The Gadget. This was the first atomic bomb test on July 16, 1945 about 90 miles due South of my current location..

 

 

To read about that test blast, click this Wikipedia link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinity_%28nuclear_test%29

 

 

 

 

 

For a number of years I was an Industrial Radiographer (an X-Ray technician using radioactive isotopes as the radiation source). The below photo shows a meter similar to the ones I used to use to monitor the associated radiation levels of our work area…

 

 

 

 

 

This next photo is a model of a commercial reactor used as a power source to generate electricity…

 

 

 

 

 

The below photo is a diagram of the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Station in Maryland. It’s one of the seven Nuclear reactors on which I worked during their construction…

 

 

To see the other 28 photos that I took, click this link…
https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/NationalMuseumOfNuclearScienceHistoryAlbuquerqueNewMexico

 

 

Because of my years of working in the Nuclear industry…I spent three hours in the museum and enjoyed it greatly.

 

 

 

TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! MARY WROTE A MANY GREAT BLOGS…SO WHENEVER SHE PUBLISHED A BLOG POSTING THE SAME DAY THAT I DID…YOU WILL BE ABLE TO READ HER BLOG BY CLICKING THE BELOW LINK! DO IT NOW…!!!

 

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

 Yesterday was mostly cloudy and 66 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly cloudy and 70 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Washington. 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

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My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…

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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.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 700 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273?source=pwa

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2017

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National Museum Of Nuclear Science & History – Albuquerque, New Mexico

A few days ago I went to the above named museum. During my working years, I was associated with the Nuclear industry for 20+ years.

Here’s the museum’s official website link…
http://www.nuclearmuseum.org/

Here are some photos that I took…

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...

On the front plaza is a Terrier Missile launcher. The U.S.S. Boston CAG-1, was the World’s first-guided missile heavy cruiser and the first ship to carry the Terrier Missiles. I was stationed about the Boston from 1959 to 1962 as a Radarman.

I found this 50 second YouTube video of a news report of the U.S.S. Boston firing its missiles. Click this link to see the video…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghCaBHA8mD0

In the below photo are replicas of two famous atomic bombs. The green one was known as Little Boy and dropped on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945. The yellow one was known as Fat Man and dropped on Nagasaki, Japan on August 9, 1945…

To read about those two bombings, click this Wikipedia link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomic_bombings_of_Hiroshima_and_Nagasaki

In the below photo is a replica of a device called The Gadget. This was the first atomic bomb test on July 16, 1945 about 90 miles due South of my current location..

To read about that test blast, click this Wikipedia link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinity_%28nuclear_test%29

For a number of years I was an Industrial Radiographer (an X-Ray technician using radioactive isotopes as the radiation source). The below photo shows a meter similar to the ones I used to use to monitor the associated radiation levels of our work area…

This next photo is a model of a commercial reactor used as a power source to generate electricity…

The below photo is a diagram of the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Station in Maryland. It’s one of the seven Nuclear reactors on which I worked during their construction…

To see the other 28 photos that I took, click this link…
https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/NationalMuseumOfNuclearScienceHistoryAlbuquerqueNewMexico

Because of my years of working in the Nuclear industry…I spent three hours in the museum and enjoyed it greatly.

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2012
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

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Nuclear Submarine Nautilus and the Submarine Force Museum, Groton, Connecticut

Jim says:

Yesterday, on a delightful sunny day of 79 degrees, moderate humidity and a wonderful breeze, Mary and I visited the Nuclear Submarine Nautilus and the Submarine Force Museum located on the Thames River at Groton, Connecticut.

A bit of my history. I spent my first year in the U.S. Navy stationed at the Submarine Base… 51 years ago! From about 1963-1966, I worked at General Dynamics – Electric Boat Division in Groton as a Radiographer…x-raying a number of submarines and their parts during their construction. I also worked on the Millstone #1 & #2 Nuclear Power Stations in nearby Waterford, Connecticut. I accumulated about 10 years of living in the New London-Groton area.

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I took this photo off of the Nautilus Website.

Here are a number of photos I took yesterday…

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The Nautilus at its permanent location as seen from the parking lot.
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Diameters of submarines. The small one represents the USS Holland from 1900 and the large one an Ohio Class submarine of today.
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The retired sail from the first Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile Submarine George Washington. I worked on this boat in the mid-1960’s.
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Mary drives the boat in a simulated control room.
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Mary looks through a periscope.
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I took this photo through the periscope. I’m ready to fire a torpedo into the rear of my Bronco!
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A model of the first submarine…David Bushnell’s Turtle.
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A painting of the Nautilus departing the from Groton-New London into the Atlantic Ocean.
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Admiral Hyman G. Rickover is known as the Father of the Nuclear Navy.
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Mary on the deck of the Nautilus. The submarines depart under the bridge into the Atlantic Ocean.
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Mary steps through a water-tight compartment hatchway.
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The Groton Submarine Base as seen from the Nautilus.

Here’s the official Nautilus website link…
http://www.ussnautilus.org/

Here’s a Wikipedia informational link about Admiral Hyman G. Rickover…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyman_G._Rickover

Here’s a Wikipedia Informational link about Groton and General Dynamics Electric Boat…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groton,_Connecticut

To see the other 49 photos I took, click this link…
http://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver/SubmarineMuseum080710#

Finally here’s a photo of a coffee-table book about the first 100 years of the United States Naval Submarine Service. The lady behind the counter told me it’s now out of print and knows of no more plans for further publication. I got it for only $25!

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This book is 352 11×14 pages and weighs 6.5 pounds!

You can buy this book for only $61 on Amazon…
http://www.amazon.com/United-States-Submarines-David-Hinkle/dp/0883631032/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1281262962&sr=1-1

It was a most enjoyable day for me reliving my past of 40+ years ago with Mary.

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2010
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://www.panamaorbust.com

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