Albuquerque and Los Alamos NM.

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When we arrived in Los Alamos it was a Sunday afternoon and we were surprised to see how much of the city is closed up on Sunday. In Los Alamos our time was spent at Bandelier National Monument and the Bradbury Science Museum. There is a new National Park and they have a visitors center but the locations that are part of this National park related to the Manhattan project are not accessible by the public. During the war Los Alamos was so secret that it was not on any map. No one who went to live and work at Los Alamos was allowed to tell friends or family members where they were going. A single post office box, P.O. Box 1663, served all Los Alamosís residents. Babies born during the Manhattan Project had ďP.O. Box 1663Ē listed as their birthplace on their birth certificates. Today 12% of all households in Los Alamos have a net worth of over 1 million dollars. The National Labs employs 10,000 people and only 6,000 of them live in Los Alamos. The population in Los Alamos is 15K. The average annual household income in 2015 was 99K. The number of people over 25 with a graduate or professional degree is 42.0%.

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In Albuquerque we stayed at the Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town. Our rooms had balconies over looking Old Town and the last morning  we saw hot air balloons going up off in the distance. In Albuquerque we went to the Hot Air Balloon museum, the Unser Racing Museum, Petroglyph National Monument, Old Town Albuquerque and the Albuquerque Museum. We also went to a number of the locations in the Breaking Bad TV series filmed there. Jesse Pinkmanís parents house, Walter Whites house, Jesseís duplex he shared with his girlfriend, the Octopus car wash, Better Call Saulís Office and Los Pollos Hermanos, actually Twisters. The Unser racing museum had race simulators you could use.

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