Friday, August 09, 2013

Dr. Strange Bear

For once the traveling was on someone else's shoulders:  Schlepp was at homebase in Albuquerque while the rest of the web geek's from DOE flew/drove in for this week's InterLab conference.  It was a busy time, coming right after Goen's visit from Seattle, but at least we had a 4-day weekend to prepare for the onslaught. 

Monday was the HTML5/CSS3 class followed by a trip to the Sandia Tram.  Tuesday was all day presentations followed by a banquet at the Sheraton.  Wednesday was more of the same with dinner and a tour of the Nuclear Museum. 

It was at that last event that I was able to break loose and enjoy myself, riding a few nuclear weapons and hopping onto the occasional missile. 

Here I am atop a facsimile of the Fat Man...

And atop some lethal looking missiles...

And right beside "The Gadget," the device exploded at Trinity Site.

Here I am in the "bell" or rocket engine noozle of a Titan 2.  Sheesh!  It's big!

And here's another hero shot of me atop some big-ass nuclear weapon.  Shades of Major Kong aka Slim Pickens in Dr. Strangelove.

Stand by for next month's installments from... Scotland.  Remember, you heard it here first.