Sunday, April 18, 2010

New Mexico Museum of Space History

yesterday was so exciting I forgot to blog.

I was up just after 0600. We had rain and wind during the night but it didn't keep either one of us awake. Temperature was supposed to dip into the 50's so we slept with two quilts. Shortly after 0700 it rained again.

We all decided that with the forecast of rain most of the day it would be good to do indoor stuff.

I did some laundry. Jim and I did research on the computers and played games. We made plans to go out after lunch. I fixed smoked pork chops with sauteed mushrooms and steamed green beans for our lunch. Did the dishes.

It started to clear up so the four of us went to New Mexico Museum of Space History.

Jim and Scotty

As you can see in the picture it was still cloudy but clearing and definitely warming up. The museum isn't terribly huge and it was interesting. A guide gave a talk and that was very interesting. I learned some things I didn't know before about the physical toil the body goes through in space. The guys tried their hand at landing the space shuttle in a simulator, Jim crashed but Scotty did well. Of course Scotty is a pilot so that may have helped!

On the way home we made a stop to buy water. Not sure if it's the resort or city wide but the water has a chlorine smell and it curdles cream in your coffee.

Anne fixed us a dinner of meatloaf, mashed potatoes and peas. I brought over some veggies and dip. A good dinner with good friends.

"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return. ~Leonardo Da Vinci"