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... Caverns as well, where it formed as a byproduct of the reaction between limestone and sulphuric acid. Because of its unique physico-chemical properties, gypsum sand doesn't heat up in the sun. It does, however, reflect it very efficiently, necessitating sunscreen even beneath one's chin and earlobes. Go figure.
Sledding down the dunes is so popular that you can borrow plastic disks and wax (to maximize velocity) from the hotels themselves. In addition to the obvious fun ...
... all of the recipes of the flavored pistachios and are the only pistachio grove in NM that fully processes nuts on site.
The nut does not open when roasted, but on the tree before they are harvested. The nuts grow in bunches and are harvested by a mechanical shaker and the nuts fall into big trailers, by the time we were finished with the tour, they were apparently finished with harvesting for the day. The main US producer is in the Simi Valley ...
... over San Agustin Pass (5719 feet) and looked down over the massive White Sands Missile Range (WSMR). Drove into the base and toured the museum and Missile Park -- very interesting. No pictures unfortunately as I heeded warnings of no photos on the road into the gate only to find a sign at the Missile Park stating the park was the only place photos could be taken. Argh!!!
White Sands National Monument ...
... went from 45 degrees there to 80 degrees after the drive.
Roswell - This town is located about 20 miles north of Artesia and it has farming, manufacturing and oil wells. Roswell is known for the reports of flying saucers and little green men on a ranch during the 40's that was covered up by the government. There is a UFO Museum & Research Center which has exhibits about the "Roswell Incident” the military’s recovery ...
... the world's largest gypsum dune field. Located in the Tularosa Basin and surrounded by the San Andres and Sacramento mountain ranges, this rare type of sand has formed 275 square miles of four types of dunes. Gypsum sand came from crystalline selenite, which then was broken down by water, wind and tumbling to form fine granules of white, soft sand. The reptiles and mammals living here have evolved to blend in with the ...