New Mexico/Arizona 2004: Touring New Mexico and Arizona. Click on any thumbnail to start photo show at that point.
Scanned from film. Before dawn, Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, 2004. Flame illumunates a balloon, Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, 2004. Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, 2004. Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, 2004.
Balloons catch first light, Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, 2004. Takeoff, Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, 2004. Witch balloon before dawn, Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, 2004. Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, 2004. Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, 2004.
Bees, Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, 2004. Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, 2004. Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, 2004. The bees again, Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, 2004. Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, 2004.
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, 2004. Near tragedy at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, 2004.  The Smokey Bear balloon snagged on a radio tower and the three occupants of the basket had to climb down 600 feet to safety.  Click here for a more detailed photo. Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, 2004. One of the few aliens I saw in New Mexico, Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, 2004. Atomic Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2004.
Nuclear weapon casing damaged by B-52 accident in Spain, 1966.  On display at the Atomic Museum in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2004. Historical bomb casings representing the Little Boy and Fat Man atomic bombs, Atomic Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2004. Fuller Lodge, Los Alamos, New Mexico, 2004.  This building was part of the Ranch School which was taken over by the Manhattan Project. One of the movie cameras used to record Trinity, the first atomic bomb explosion, 1945.  On display at Bradbury Science Museum, Los Alamos, New Mexico, 2004. A shale ball meteorite recovered in Australia, on display at the University of New Mexico Meteorite Museum, 2004.
Very Large Array, National Radio Astronomy Observatory near Socorro, New Mexico, 2004. Very Large Array, National Radio Astronomy Observatory near Socorro, New Mexico, 2004. This small dish is used for a visitor center demonstration, National Radio Astronomy Observatory near Socorro, New Mexico, 2004.  Note the sign. White Sands Missle Range, Visitor Center Missle Park, New Mexico, 2004. V2 rocket on display at White Sands Missle Range, New Mexico, 2004.
V2 launch platform, White Sands Missle Range, New Mexico, 2004.  The rocket is a Hermes, which was an American development based on the German V2. V2 launch platform and blast pit, White Sands Missle Range, New Mexico, 2004. This is an Askania GTK 40 built in the late 30�s to gather data on V2 launches.  The American military brought it to White Sands Missle Range in 1946 for the same purpose.  Missle Range Museum, New Mexico, 2004. Sloan Digital Sky Survey telescope, Apache Point Observatory, New Mexico, 2004. Sloan Digital Sky Survey telescope, Apache Point Observatory, New Mexico, 2004.
Evans Facility, National Solar Observatory, Sacramento Peak, New Mexico, 2004. Dunn Solar Telescope, National Solar Observatory, Sacramento Peak, New Mexico, 2004. Sputnik, first satellite launched, 1957.  Replica made by original builders, on display at New Mexico Museum of Space History, Alamagordo, 2004. Mars rover, New Mexico Museum of Space History, Alamagordo, 2004. Nike Ajax missle system, first tested at White Sands in 1951, now on display at New Mexico Museum of Space History, Alamagordo, 2004.
We took a break from more serious stuff to visit downtown Roswell, New Mexico, 2004. Commemorative Air Force B-17 Sentimental Journey, about to take off from the Arizona Wing facility in Mesa, Arizona, October 2004. Sandhill crane, Bosque del Apache NWR, New Mexico, 2004. Sandhill crane, Bosque del Apache NWR, New Mexico, 2004. Sandhill cranes, Bosque del Apache NWR, New Mexico, 2004.
Sandhill cranes over Bosque del Apache NWR, New Mexico, 2004. Sandhill cranes over Bosque del Apache NWR, New Mexico, 2004. Yellow-headed blackbird, Bosque del Apache NWR. Yellow-headed blackbird, Bosque del Apache NWR. Red-winged blackbird, Bosque del Apache NWR, New Mexico, 2004.
Blackbirds find a roost, Bosque del Apache NWR, 2004. Bosque del Apache NWR, New Mexico, 2004. Hawk in a tree, Bosque del Apache NWR, New Mexico, 2004. I�m going to say this is a Rough-legged Hawk until someone corrects me, Bosque del Apache NWR, New Mexico, 2004. Northern Harrier, Bosque del Apache NWR, New Mexico, 2004.
Northern Harrier, Bosque del Apache NWR, 2004. Herd of mule deer, Bosque del Apache NWR, 2004. Coyote, Bosque del Apache NWR, New Mexico, 2004. Lizard, Bosque del Apache NWR, New Mexico, 2004. Little white lizard, White Sands, 2004.
Not a great shot but how often do you see a roadrunner? Bosque del Apache NWR, New Mexico, 2004. Hummingbird, American Natural History Museum Southwest Research Station, Cave Creek, Arizona. Hummingbird, American Natural History Museum Southwest Research Station, Cave Creek, Arizona. Hummingbird, American Natural History Museum Southwest Research Station, Cave Creek, Arizona. Hummingbird, American Natural History Museum Southwest Research Station, Cave Creek, Arizona, 2004.
Acorn woodpeckers, Cave Creek Recreational Area, Arizona, 2004. Mexican Jay with a berry, Cave Creek Recreational Area, AZ, 2004. Mexican Jay with a berry, Cave Creek Recreational Area, AZ, 2004. Near Socorro, New Mexico, 2004. On the University of New Mexico campus, 2004.
Looking down on the ancient village of Tyuonyi, Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico, 2004. Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico, 2004. Early season snowstorm, the Lodge at Cloudcroft, New Mexico, Oct. 13, 2004. White Sands National Monument, New Mexico, 2004. Arizona Fall League, 2004.
Arizona Fall League, 2004. Arizona Fall League, 2004. Arizona Fall League, 2004. Arizona Fall League, 2004. Arizona Fall League, 2004.
CF Marland Williams makes a diving catch for Grand Canyon, Arizona Fall League, 2004. SS Tony Pena, Jr. makes a tough throw, Arizona Fall League, 2004. Arizona Fall League, 2004. Arizona Fall League, 2004. Arizona Fall League, 2004.
Grand Canyon�s David Aardsma high-fives some Cub Scouts, Arizona Fall League, 2004. Arizona Fall League, 2004. Scottsdale Stadium has some new decorations, Arizona Fall League, 2004.

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