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Arizona to Los Alamos


tl;dr: I entered New Mexico (where I got pulled over for no good reason) and made my way to Los Alamos.

I'm on my return leg to Wisconsin. From Arizona this naturally leads into New Mexico. I ended up in Los Alamos. In opposition to my unfounded dislike for Tucson, my pleasure at being in Los Alamos was unexpected. Was I not heading back to Wisconsin I seriously would have considered renting one of the month-to-month apartments available. Los Alamos has lots of apartments, and they didn't appear to be the this-is-all-I-can-afford apartments of most cities, but the I've-got-more-important-things-to-worry-about-than-a-yard apartments of busy people.

Anyway, before I got to Los Alamos I started off the day in El Malpais National Monument, which is probably more interesting when it isn't covered in snow. Hiking on the lava beds in particular is difficult when all of the life-swallowing fissures are hidden by a few inches of snow. As usual I had my camcorder out while driving along. I went through great pains to remove the shake from this video. Ultimately, I failed. Watch for the lava beds on the left.

If you ever wondered what it would be like to drive through Albuquerque via the interstate highways, this video is for you. I don't expect that minority includes anybody reading this blog, so you should skip this video.

If you are patient enough to sit through this entire vancam see if you can spot the point where I get pulled over. It seems a police officer with nothing better to do ran my plates, and his computer couldn't find them. I certainly wasn't speeding, because I was stuck behind the Slowest Worst Driver Ever.

Escudilla Mountain

Near Lava Falls in El Malpais National Monument

Interstate 40

Cave of the Winds at Los Alamos

Los Alamos

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