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([personal profile] baphijmm Sep. 10th, 2011 03:09 pm)
Hey, it's working again! No idea what happened before.

I ended up just visiting Alamogordo for a short while; I discovered a small mall there, but there really wasn't much of anything therein. I was pondering going up to the Space History Hall of Fame, but I wasn't sure I'd have the time for that - I really wanted to make it out to Sunspot as well.

The Sacramento Mountains, especially as you approach Sacramento Peak itself, are amazingly Alpine. The area is nothing like the rest of the state. It was additionally a great drive, both because the road was well-designed and kept, and because I plugged in a CD with Rhapsody of Fire, Manowar, Kamelot, and other such music on it. It was a lot of fun to rock out while traversing the winding mountain roads.

Sunspot itself was pretty neat. The town is pretty much a bunch of mobile homes centered around the Solar Observatory itself. It being a Saturday, no one was using any of the scopes; still, it was quite neat to see them. There was also an amazing view from the top of the ridge overlooking the entire Tularosa basin; I could see the far side of White Sands and beyond.

On my way back, I encountered a family of deer; I am used to seeing deer all the time - there are many in the small nursery abutting my parents' neighborhood - but I'm used to seeing white-tailed deer exclusively; these guys were definitely not that variety. It was pretty neat.

My "shift" this evening begins in about two hours; not sure what we'll be doing, but I'm already looking forward to it.
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You're out there near Sacramento? Ack! I was just there - and will be there again later this month! Might be a good time for us to get together...
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