Tour 2010 - Las Cruces

Tour 2010 Photo Galleries

Tour 2010

About the Photos

In the summer of 2010, we went to the Handweavers Guild of America's Convergence conference, held in Albuquerque, NM, then went to Las Cruces to visit children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. The links at the left take you to slide shows of the various part of our trip.

While in Albuquerque, we were treated to daily balloon launchings, visible across the Rio Grande from our hotel. We visited lots of places, including art and textile galleries and museums in Albuquerque, Madrid, and Santa Fe, and visited the Nuclear Science and Technology Museum near Kirtland Air Force Base. After visiting Las Cruces and hiking the Mesilla Bosque wetlands, which were very wet indeed, having experienced a record rainfall the day before, we headed for home through Silver City and eastern Arizona, taking a brief stop at Canyon de Chelly, and a diversion to the EBR-1 site at the National Energy Lab in central Idaho, to cap our education in Nuclear Science.

About the Tour

Our grand road tour this year took us 4300 miles, first to Odessa, Washington to see our niece Rose, visiting from Florida. We then spent a short time in Hamilton, where Larye worked for a day or two, then back through Missoula to pick up a computer for Judy before going on to Idaho Falls, Idaho, then to Monticello, Utah taking the scenic route via Logan and Heber City. Our route to Albuquerque took us to Durango, CO and Aztec, NM. We detoured to Magdalena on the way to Las Cruces, for a delightful breakfast at the Bear Creek Cafe. Alas, we didn't take pictures too many places, but lots of the kids at our family outings.

About This Web Page

A few years ago, I wrote a program to turn a collection of pictures into a slideshow, for another site I manage for EAA Chapter 517. This page uses that program, a PHP script that builds the Javascript program that actually generates the slideshow on your computer. You will need Javascript enabled in your browser to run it. You can start and stop the show at any time, from any photo in the thumbnails. The photos were resized for the web using the ImageMajick 'convert' utility. Enjoy.