New Mexico Part 3

Saturday morning I headed through Albuquerque and got on the highway to Belen, NM. A small town to the south.

I arrived around 10:00 am. The Wallace T. Smith collection was laid out in a back room. I was in trinitite heaven! Linnet and her mom were great hosts and we spent the morning sorting through trinitite. I had brought along some nice southeastern rocks to give to Linnet for her collection.

I am building a museum display on the Manhattan Project so I was very careful about what I selected. I let my OCD get the best of me, and before I left, I had approximately three pounds of trinitite to take home. That may not seem like much, but when you are buying it by the gram, it adds up!

Linnet checking out a nice piece of trinitite.

After doing our dealing and loading up. We had lunch at the local Mexican restaurant before I headed out of town.

Glad to see that hauling one of those wind propellers is so cheap. I mean, diesel fuel is cheap, right? Maybe they should stick to Nuclear energy?