Monday, March 30, 2009

Trip to Roswell, NM

Today we made a lunch and took the Honda to Roswell, NM, where we find out that Roswell is the ‘Dairy Capital of the Southwest’ not the famous UFO city. There was lots of evidence of milk cows.The Pecos River runs near Roswell so there is lots of irrigation.


Our first stop was the UFO museum. We paid our $5.00 each and saw lots of printed material but very little artifacts. We got exactly what we thought we were going to see, very little. But we enjoyed the morning.


In the afternoon we stopped at Roswell Museum and Art Center. This was well worth the time and was free.


I especially liked the Dr. Robert Hutchings Goddard display and Teri loved there Museum displays of native clothing and equipment, Cowboy equipment, and Spanish soldiers equipment.

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Wikipedia reference

Robert Hutchings Goddard (October 5, 1882 – August 10, 1945), U.S. professor of physics and scientist, was a pioneer of controlled, liquid-fueled rocketry. He launched the world's first liquid-fueled rocket on March 16, 1926. From 1930 to 1935, he launched rockets that attained speeds of up to 885 km/h (550 mph). Though his work in the field was revolutionary, he was sometimes ridiculed for his theories. He received little support during his lifetime, but would eventually be recognized as one of the fathers of modern rocketry.

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