Los Alamos Bradley Science Museum.
|V-2 Rocket, restored, White Sands Missile Museum|
The White Sands Missile Museum.
|The outdoor rocket field at White Sands Missile Museum.|
The Titan Missile Museum
Giant Titan Rocket (never feuled, no warhead)
inside the Titan Missile Silo at
Launch control for the Titan Missile Silo.
|The ocean inside Biosphere 2.|
I used to love Vegas, but now it doesn't really do much for me. We had a nice quick visit with a delicious greek seafood dinner at Estiatorio Milos, followed by an hour or so of craps play by me, a good night's sleep, a quick run in the gym, and the long drive to Lee Vining, California.
|The scale of the dam is hard to comprehend -- it's HUGE!|
|Smoky view of half dome from Columbia Rock|
|The dining room at the Ahwahnee.|
From Yosemite, we drove to the storage unit, picked up the aerobed and a few other items, and drove home to unlock the door for the first time in over a year and start our re-assimilation back to our home-based life.
|Lower Yosemite Falls -- gushing due to this year's snowpack.|
After a Saturday of chores, we attended a lovely wedding, and then slept in Santa Cruz so that I could run Wharf to Wharf with E2. It's a bigger race than I realized, with a sold out registration of 16,000, of which, several thousand registrations are limited to locals. E2 got into the local lottery registration, so she encouraged me to try the general registration lottery and I got in too.
|Smoky view of Yosemite Valley from the Upper Yosemite Falls trail.|
|Oh look! Stop and Go traffic on 880 North at 3 PM. Yup, we're back.|
I've registered for the Rock 'n Roll San Jose 10K on October 8th as a goal race to actually regain some of the year's lost running fitness and complete a 10K at a (hopefully) decent pace, followed by the Kaiser Permanente SF Half on February 4th, as the goal race to return me to half marathon shape.
The final road trip was great, but it's very nice to be home, putting our home-based life back together, including scheduling local races and (at some point) a training plan with local runs.