Desert Aire Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center
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... later Judge Roy Bean of Texas) for a freight and passenger business. It opened as a restaurant in 1939. It's been named by USA today as 1 of 10 best Mexican restaurants in the U.S. It was good but not quite as good as the Shed and Rancho del Chimayo. The inside was decorated with birds, both statues and alive.
Heading back to Alamogordo, we were startled by a loud tone inside the car. It was a ...
... flops the whole trip and had been wearing tennis shoes. Then I ran out of short socks, so I was wearing shin high black socks with tennis shoes. I only looked a LITTLE ridiculous. Caleah's boyfriend said I looked like I was hosting a soccer tournament, so I'll take that as a win.
Toby and I met up with Caleah and her BF and we went to have some dinner and drinks at BDubs. It was so nice to catch up with her and ...
... It took several hours before it calmed down, but it was a great reminder to avoid ants when wearing sandles.
Our next stop was the White Sands National Monument. We hit the Visitors Center first to see if we could drive The Pearl out on the Dunes road. It's easily accessible, so that's what we did. The Dunes are not actually made up of sand, but of tiny particles of Gypsum, which break down from rocks in the area and are ...
... square miles) desert contained with the Tularosa Basin. It's the largest gypsum sand dunefield in the world, largely because it's trapped in the basin and rainwater therefore has a hard time escaping; as a result the gypsum precipitates into crystals, which then eventually break down into grains of sand. The wind then builds up, breaks down, and rebuilds these grains into enormous, fantastic dunes in a constantly shifting landscape. We had encountered the magic of gypsum ...
... warmth of the valley. We arrived at the facility about 45 minutes early and had to wait a bit. While we waited, we sampled more wine and pistachio products. We also ate a small bit of lunch in the form of a street vendor hot dog which three of us washed down with more wine and one diet coke. Not bad!
Then it was tour time. We gathered in the tasting room area to watch a video on the history of the ranch. The first trees were planted in 1972 making ...