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... wagging their tails and knocking into things. The town celebrated his centennial in 1999. A couple of the buildings we saw today may be about that old, not sure. Anyway it was a nice drive.
On the way back down, we saw some wild turkeys, some cows and horses, but no bear or deer. We were in the Lincoln National Forest and on the Mescalero Apache Reservation just about the whole time.
On returning to Ruidoso, we made ...
... Caverns. I can't think of any adjectives strong enough to describe how awesome they are! Anyone who reads this blog has to put a visit to the caverns on their bucket list, especially my Texas family. You can make it in 8 hours - a long weekend trip. We thought we knew what to expect, after all we have been to Mammoth Cave in KY. Carlsbad Caverns was nothing like anything we could imagine.! ...
... sands (as the name implies) which form into ever-changing sand dunes.
I decided to visit White Sands late in the day since I knew this would be an outdoor activity and the heat would be restrictive for doing much in the middle of the day. So it was about 6pm when we set out.
The drive to reach the site took almost an hour with a nice view of the imposing Organ Mountains as our backdrop along the route. As we drove along the backside of another small mountain ...
... of seeing her, I on the other hand could live without the competition and went to bed after midnight.
We visited the town center and was surprised at how many stores were empty. This might be a town that stock up for the winter visitors, but there is not a lot going on in the summer. We did find the "Western bar," which was open, and decorated with hundreds of dollar bills. I ordered a glass of wine, and immediately thought of Portugal where they also filled your ...
... the bleached earless lizard and apache pocket mouse. We hiked a trail through the beautiful vistas, but the best part of our visit (according to the boys) was the sledding. How to: take one round sled (well waxed), a high steep sand dune and one crazy child, and push down embankment! Sand burns not withstanding, the boys spent lots of time going down and climbin' up!
But we had to move on and head north, to check out some of ...