Alta Vista Chalet Motel
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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Ronny & Linda pulled out this morning sometime. They were planning to leave between 7:30 and 8. I don't know I didn't get up until 9. Bob was up, but didn't hear them leave. They were making it a long day today by driving all the way to Junction. They thought they could make it by 6 CDT.
It was cloudy and foggy this morning, so wasn't sure about driving up to Cloudcroft, but Bob said it would be OK, so off we went. The GPS said ...
... of nothingness interspersed with the occasional cow. The drive took us from 3300 feet to 8600 feet in 91 miles, but the real interesting thing was that there was no mountains just a slow and steady climb out of the high desert into rolling hills.
We stopped at a roadside stand and I could not help to think of Ouma Lettie that always wanted to stop at each stand, even if they all sold the same products. Well this stand was a little different with a petting zoo, a ...
... It was a bit of a challenge and I lost my organization...but only briefly.
117 car freight train
30 state lic. plate sightings
Life lesson #47: Don't put your head out the window on the highway if you are wearing a hat.
Life lesson #48: You can always depend on your mom.
(Hat: recovered, Hwy 10 Agility Test: passed
Cost for the day (outside of gas) $21.00
... all about it before we got there. We got to the Air Force Base first which was rather large. Of course we didn't go on the base or even close to it, just looked at it from a far. Then we got to the White Sands National Monument. The white dunes were really neat and they sell round sleds, like our flying saucers we had for the snow when we were kids (silver aluminum); but these were plastic to go down the sand dunes in the sand. We read all the documents about the White Sands ...
After 8 hours of driving in the hot jeep we arrived in Cloudcroft, NM. The temperature is cool and it's a beautiful place. As we explored the little mountain town we discovered that all the camping available is in the national forest. Good news: it's beautiful and doesn't cost an arm and a leg. Bad news: no water, no electric and no internet.
I'm not going to lie, I was really struggling the first night because I was hot, dirty and ...