Desert Aire Hotel
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... girl from Romania that lives in the Netherlands) and I have bought a used sand sled and some wax at the visitor center to enjoy the options the dunes are offering.
The creation of White Sands has started 250 million years back when this region near Alamogordo in New Mexico was one big lake, which is assumed to have dried out 80 million years ago. Then, 70 million year later it was a lake again ...
... Hall of Fame, spent a leisurely hour with all kinds of space stuff. Our docent, Larry, told us some other things to do, that we will do later this week. Petroglyphs near Ruidoso on our trip to Albuquerque at the end of the week. Then, we had lunch and took off back west to White Sands National Monument. We were blown away by the history, story of how the white gypsum sands are deposited ...
The drive to this state park had us drive directly through Lincoln National Forrest. It went from 97 degrees on the desert to 58 degrees in an evergreen Forrest in less than 40 minutes. The map showed that our camp ground was right on the edge of the National Forrest. We were hopeful that it would mean a good night sleep in the cool mountain air. Our hopes were dashed when we passed through a tunnel and saw the desert in front ...
... with some Republicans. Pat Garrett tried to arrest him and there was a gun battle but he got away. Eventually he turned himself in. The campground has two loops and some of the sites you might have trouble getting level but we had site 1 and were able to get our 25ft RV level with the most beautiful views of the mountains behind us and the valley below. Some sites can be reserved and less than half of them have water and electric. There ...
... it does the road closes and so does the tourist loop road in the National Monument, usually for about 3 hours. Luckily for us though, we'd caught the end of it and the roads were due to open again around 12pm. We spent the time looking around the Visitor Centre and around 12.15pm the roads opened. We then drove the scenic loop road through the white sand dunes. It was quite amazing really, ...