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  1. Sheila Johnson Member
    Sheila Johnson

    For blood in a car:  hydrogen peroxide.  My dog once tried to kill a rattlesnake.  He failed, and was struck in the snout for his trouble.  Rattlesnake venom is a powerful anti-coagulent, so the bleeding was excessive.  Hydrogen peroxide just ate it, with no staining.  And my dog, after five days of an IV, antibiotics, steroids, and pain meds, was fine.  What a bill!

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  2. Full Size Tabby Member
    Full Size Tabby

    Re Road Trip on Route 66 to Santa Fe (these are all in New Mexico):

    Top recommendation for wacky roadside attraction is Tinkertown Museum in Sandia Park, about 20 miles east of Albuquerque. It will appeal to both your DIY and artist sensibilities. The museum is a collection of carvings and mechanically-animated dioramas that the creator took on the county and state fair circuit in the 1960’s and 1970’s. It is the classic attraction formed organically out of one man’s unusual hobby.

    From Tinkertown, take The Turquoise Trail (Highway 14) to Santa Fe. Much more scenic than I-25. Historic mining towns, shops, museums, etc.

    If you want to stay overnight in Albuquerque, there are a couple of old-style motels on Central Avenue (original Route 66). We like the oddly-named Monterey Non-Smokers Motel, which is an old-style motel that has been given a bit of a unique Eastern European tint by the older couple (I think they are Polish) who run it. It is just a long walk (5 or 6 blocks) from the Historic Old Town plaza.


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  3. Full Size Tabby Member
    Full Size Tabby

    For possible connection to your research on World War II, more on New Mexico (our children live in New Mexico, so this is familiar territory):

    Los Alamos, home of the Manhattan Project, is just 35 miles west (and 1000 feet up) from Santa Fe. The Bradbury Science Museum has extensive information on the area before and during the development of the atomic bomb. The Museum is part of the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    Back in Albuquerque is the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History. It covers the US development of the atomic bomb, and some of the work being done in other countries at about the same time, plus more recent developments.

    If your WWII research includes the development of the atomic bomb, I recommend a visit to both.

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  4. Full Size Tabby Member
    Full Size Tabby

    Since our first grandchild is due any day now, I enjoyed hearing the gurgling of “Altima.” :-)

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