Desert Aire Hotel
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center
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... also evaporated. Big gypsum crystals of 1 m length were left behind. In the last 1 million years those crystal have decomposed to fine sand. White Sands is the largest gypsum dune field in the world. Gypsum is rarely found in the form of sand because it is water-soluble. Normally, rain would dissolve the gypsum and carry it to the sea. But in New Mexico things are different and Roswell is not far away...
... 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 ...
... hiking trails - one about five miles up the canyon and then a pretty half mile hike down along the springs but beware of flash floods. The campground has a dump station, hot showers, interpretive programs, picnic, and wildlife viewing and modern restrooms It was not full on Saturday night but all the electric sites had been taken so you might want to reserve a site before you come. It was $14 for the site and on Reserve America another $10 for a transaction ...
... that in the middle of all this scrubland/desert are these massive, pure white sand dunes. They are created from gypsum which is a natural substance found locally and can be found in toothpaste and chocolate, to name but a few. After walking over the dunes we had lunch surrounded by them and then headed out of the park after taking a quick look at a playa (dry lake). A further 30 miles down the ...