Super 8 Motel Alamogordo
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... and enable easy rotation to follow the sun. Pia had a small solar scope that enabled us to see the sun, since the larger scopes have no eyepieces, but show their images via computer onto monitors. She, Pia, did a fine job of explaining complicated science.
The fifty mile return trip went quick, as do most returns, we've found. How does that work? It's a mental thing, I imagine.
For dinner, this evening, I barbecued ...
Remember guys, more than a week back, I was in El Paso and wanted to see the White Sands?! Now, I am back to finally admire the White Sands National Monument (at an elevation of 1,291 m). I am so happy to see it at last. It really is an amazing place to see and a lot of fun as well. Unfortunately, with a tour group you only have limited time to spend. I actually could have stayed there all day.
2800 miles since we left Tucson the first time!
On request of our friends, Joe and Lynda, we took off east from Las Cruces to Alamogordo. they had visited McGinn's Pistachio farm, and neglected to take a picture of the 30 foot pistachio. So, we took one (see below) Cool place to visit. Then, we looked around Alamogordo (near the site of the first atomic bomb), found the ...
... to the dunes to watch the balloons. It was a clear sunny morning but a bit windy for launching so they kept postponing the start time. That gave us time to walk around and talk to the various crews. A Packer fan noticed Augusto's Chicago bears hat and made a very jealous comment. From there Augusto started talking to the pilot ( the owner of the the balloon) who had come from Sweden to fly his balloon here ...
... amazingly beautiful with pure white, sparkling gypsum dunes for miles and miles around. We trudged over dunes that all started to look the same until we finally lost our trail markers. There are no trees and only a few scrub bushes, so losing trail markers means you have no indication what is what--what direction, what dune, nothing. Had a few "Oh God, we're going to die in the desert" moment but managed ...