Friday, March 20, 2009

At The Ranch

We are at an Escapees Club RV park outside of Roswell enroute to Carlsbad Caverns. We had to stay at Cummins Engine's site in Albuquerque for a night to wait for a recall item be fixed... not a biggy. Something to do with our hitch.
Arrived here after driving 4 hours south past White Sands and Roswell and Valley of Fire, a lava flow landscape. All pretty, but nothing exciting. No aliens, no UFO's, no radioactive weirdos! White Sands/Trinity is the site of the first nuclear explosion in history.... July 16, 1945. Robert Oppenheimer, one of the fathers of the bomb supposedly read a poem from the The Bhagavad-Gita (Sanskrit) at the explosion...
If the radiance of a thousand suns
Were to burst at once into the sky,
That would be like the splendor of the Mighty One...
I am become Death
The shatterer of Worlds.
Trinity's closeness, down the road, from the lava fields of Valley of Fire is all kind of thought provoking. And, right now it is thunder, lightening and rain.... the earth being shattered in a more natural way as opposed to nuclear explosions and volcanic eruptions. Then, toss in the supposed alien landing, etc. of Roswell... somebody play some eerie music, please.
All okay as the area needs it; the RV and car are getting free washes and we are snug inside. The pups aren't too sure about the thunder!

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