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Travel Blogs from Alamogordo
... and land on their belly or back or head. I even watched one that hopped headfirst into a rock. Some were mating and many had been squashed by car or human foot.
Las Cruces was next. Crossed the Rio Grande which was not impressive at all. In fact, Denis was convinced I had been mistaken. Not me-- okay, well, I did lose Birmingham once but my map-reading has improved I think.
From Las Cruces ...
... up a whole park of townspeople and workers next to an oil well working. They were stunning and I could not get any pictures because we did not find any place to park the RV. The town is a big snowbird place in the winter and it seems to have everything. One can find shops, restaurants, gas and heading west a ski area about 90 miles west through. It was much cooler here than after we drove through the mountains and down to Alamogordo. ...
... the bleached earless lizard and apache pocket mouse. We hiked a trail through the beautiful vistas, but the best part of our visit (according to the boys) was the sledding. How to: take one round sled (well waxed), a high steep sand dune and one crazy child, and push down embankment! Sand burns not withstanding, the boys spent lots of time going down and climbin' up!
But we had to move on and head north, to check out some of ...
... Finally made it to White Sands Missile Range, which is dry, desolate, and very hot--approximately 104 degrees today. The park, which is inside the missile range, wasn't even open because of missile testing until 11am, so we got a later start on our hike on the Alkali Flat Trail, which was composed of one set of footprints from a fellow hiker and narrow orange marker stands planted in the sand. White ...
... s Center. We proceed north of Alamogordo through Tularosa and then headed east on Hwy 70 toward Ruidoso. The scenery changed drastically as we rose in altitude and the drive was extremely pleasant. We drove through Ruidoso Downs and then turned onto Hwy 380 toward the little town of Lincoln...our prime destination for the day. Lincoln, NM.
Lincoln County is widely known as "Billy the Kid Country." Historic Lincoln was his home and this is where he ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking