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Travel Blogs from Alamogordo
... and replenish themselves, and the beauty of the dunes. Really interesting visit. We were told it was cool to buy a snow saucer and slide down the dunes, but it was about 44 degrees and the saucer was $16.99, so we passed. Back to hotel to pick up our prescription drugs we had ordered at Wal Mart Pharmacy. Oh, the joys of being a senior! Dinner at good Mexican, El Sombrero in Las Cruces.
... The temperature quickly returned to the 90s. While in the mountains we did get rained on in New Mexico. Just in case you were keeping track. The state park is well maintained. We saw another tarantula, and Matt decided to poke it with his finger. It quickly spun around and lifted its front legs. Hugh thought it was pretty funny. There were signs warning about cougars, so Roxanne was paranoid that we would all be eaten in our ...
Alamogordo NM; home to White Sands Missile Range. Who cares? you ask. Think of a time when WWII was getting very ugly in 1945 and then the US dropped two bombs that changed everything - Fat Man and Little Boy. Two massive nuclear bombs that obliterated Nagisaki and Hiroshima. The testing for the first nuclear bomb detonation (The Manhattan Project) was done at the Trinity Test Site, July 1945. The infamous testing paved the way for ...
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I think we drove over 30 km without having to turn even slightly. There is a (bad) picture of that boring road uploaded. Do you see how far it stretches?
Then we were invited to watch the sun go down in a mist of red and orange from a house on a hillside, in El Paso. Thank you!
Before leaving Albuquerque, I had contacted some friends of our daughter's who were neighbors of theirs while they were stationed in Alaska. She is the active duty person and he is "Mr. Mom" to, at that time, their one year old son. After leaving Alaska for Holloman AFB in Alamogordo, NM, she found she was pregnant with twins and they now have 3 sons....one 3 yrs old and two one year olds. They were thrilled to learn we were coming this direction and invited us ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center