Who We Are

We sold our home in June, 2007, and spent the next 7 1/2 years traveling full time in a Cross Roads Fifth Wheel. (We had been traveling during our summers for several years before going full time.) We loved the full-time lifestyle! Each summer we spent a month or two volunteering in State Parks, first in Indiana at McCormick's Creek State Park, near our family, then in later years as the grandchildren got older, at the Bluewater Lake State Park in New Mexico. We spent 6 months each winter at Cactus Gardens RV Resort in Yuma, AZ, where I worked mornings in the park office. The remaining months were spent on the road, seeing this great country of ours. Our favorite places are our National Parks. Anita loved photography and the freedom of digital photography, taking sometimes hundreds of photos in a day. We hiked as much as our legs will allow. We also really enjoyed square and round dancing as we travel across country, and meeting all the wonderful people who dance and/or travel.

But as in all things, there comes a time for change, and we decided it was time to create roots once more. In the fall of 2014, we purchased a home in Cactus Gardens, and in the spring of 2015, sold the 5th wheel. Anita also retired in the spring. We will continue to travel each summer, but for a shorter period of time. We hope to continue blogging about those trips, but it will obviously be on a more limited basis than in the past.

Please explore our past posts if you are interested in traveling this great country. You'll find an index in the left column. We hope you enjoy our blog, and appreciate all comments

Friday, October 19, 2012

Grant’s Mining Museum

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P1280310Uranium is a radioactive chemical which can be processed to provide atomic energy.  Uranium is found in many area’s of the earth’s crust.  It is more abundant than gold and silver and about as common as tin, but usually not concentrated enough to be economically  recovered.

New Mexico, especially the area around Grants is an exception.   An area about 100 miles long and up to 20 miles wide is the largest producer of uranium in the United States.  The major mining output occurred between 1955 and 1985.  Production declined then because of a drastic reduction in the price of uranium, due to foreign mining.

However, it is time for a change.  Uranium mining is coming once again to Grants.

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