Friday, January 1, 2016
T or C (Truth or Consequences) New Mexico
I liked this cool set of curtains made from old tapes. Most of the town seemed pretty closed down but some things were open. (Like the giant new Walmart!).
So modern is this spaceport they have an original Radar Range in the breakroom. I guess they were built to last because this one is still kicking.
Meanwhile the guide really tries to sell you on the idea of a speaceport... as if we are a bus full of investors.
It is a holiday week but still I get the impression nothing really happens out here. In many years of existing they have done a bunch of launches. But it seems mostly tiny rockets not anything exciting.
One bright spot on the ride home we get those orange crackers with peanut butter filling as a snack!
We had to wait a bit as they only let about 10 people into the 4 pool complex at a time. It makes it very peaceful and relaxing.
You can also rent private pools but in the main complex you get to choose between the 4 each of which is slightly cooler than the next