Doc's Blog (3)

Atomic City, Episode 3

M.P.s and the hot air balloons

Ballooning is a big sport in Albuquerque and each year in October, hundreds of balloonists come to town for the International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. Every morning, for two weeks, they take to the skies and sail where the wind takes them. One time, an errant balloon landed inside the military reservation. The M.P.s met them. The pilots were taken in, questioned, and detained until the army was convinced the balloonists weren't spies.



The… Continue

Added by Doc on May 7, 2008 at 9:36pm — 1 Comment

Atomic City, Episode 2

The air raid

They tested the air raid sirens on the first Monday of every month. For fifteen minutes at noon they howled to let us know they worked. I always knew that if the Russians were going to bomb us, they'd do it on a first Monday. There was a siren on the roof of my school, and when it went off, the ground shook. The horn rotated on a pedestal so all the neighborhoods could hear it. When it turned my way, if I was on the playground, I could feel the sound waves pounding… Continue

Added by Doc on April 26, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

Atomic City, Episode 1

Dad worked there

Everybody's dad worked on the base. Not because they were in the service; they just worked there.

I'm not sure what they did there on the base. My dad never told me what he did. "A lot of different things," he'd say when I asked. As I got older, I learned not to ask. It was strange to grow up there, in Albuquerque. The Government was an ever-present influence in everyone's lives, yet nobody was that aware of it. Since 1947, the Atomic Energy… Continue

Added by Doc on April 23, 2008 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Connect with Us!

Community Forum

The May Cafe lumberjack 5 Replies

Started by Skip in General Discussion. Last reply by misterhinkydink on Friday.

Where to Vote: 2016 Primary Early Voting

Started by Maurreen Skowran in General Discussion May 21.

What is up with dogs in stores? 14 Replies

Started by Maurreen Skowran in General Discussion. Last reply by hettie May 19.

Where to have lunch in Albuquerque 10 Replies

Started by Gretchen Winchester in Food & Drink. Last reply by Gretchen Winchester May 17.

Hot Green Chile? 5 Replies

Started by Ron Da Bomb in Food & Drink. Last reply by Sophie May 16.

Latest Activity

Johnny_Mango liked Tom O'Connell's blog post We Didn’t Start the Fire: Community Organizers Refute Trump Protest Accusations
58 minutes ago
Profile IconDuke City Fix via Facebook
Thumbnail

In case anyone is so inclined!

Rebel Donut

More details on prizes and how to enter Friday's donut eating contest coming up later…

See More
Facebook2 hours ago · Reply
Dustin CD's event was featured

Villages Along the Rio Grande: Albuquerque to Isleta at Gutierrez Hubble House Open Space

July 23, 2016 from 10:30am to 11:30am
2 hours ago
Monica liked Johnny_Mango's blog post Albuquerque’s Route 66: Half Ribbon of Light, Half Western Romance
5 hours ago

Regular Features

Anyone can blog on the Duke City Fix, but here are the folks who blog most often:

© 2016   Created by Duke City Fix.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service