Alta Vista Chalet Motel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- 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 ...
... vacation / tourist town of Cloudcroft at an elevation of 8,650 feet; when we started down the other side of the mountain we were greeted with warning signs to truckers about the steep 15 mile grade. This side of the mountain was steeper, rockier and more barren than the other side of the mountain. We had to stop on the way down at an overlook because of overheating brakes. We had lunch at this time and enjoyed ...
... the tallest dunes in America and we will have the sleds for that. When we were done at the dunes, we went to Chili’s. At Chili’s we saw a creepy guy who was sitting near the trash cans, we named him 'trash can man’. We had a fun time at Chili’s, but when we left we discovered a problem. When we were driving over to the Walmart, we found out that the ...
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 ...