I live right by the Rio Grande and I can’t get over the novelty of it. It never occurred to me how famous it is until the first time I drove over it and my jaw dropped. I went hiking in the White Rock Canyon recently and the beauty of the river blew me away. I hadn’t seen that much water all summer (well, except Lake Michigan).
My hiking partner was a fellow ND physics grad student. Did you know that we refer to LANL as Notre Dame Southwest occasionally? My mentors at the lab have such a good history with its students that there are quite a few of us around. It isn’t uncommon for those Notre Dame students to spend extended periods of time at the lab, just ask Dipanjan!