Super 8 Motel Alamogordo
Travel Blogs from Alamogordo
... Hall of Fame, spent a leisurely hour with all kinds of space stuff. Our docent, Larry, told us some other things to do, that we will do later this week. Petroglyphs near Ruidoso on our trip to Albuquerque at the end of the week. Then, we had lunch and took off back west to White Sands National Monument. We were blown away by the history, story of how the white gypsum sands are deposited ...
... live up to our expectations not only because the National Monument was of course closed due to the government shutdown (I fully expected that) but more because you saw so very little from Highway 70 and we both had expected we would see more.
Nice quiet park here - nothing fancy but the owner very pleasant and that means a lot to us. Also, must admit we have found the people in New Mexico very friendly.
... up of extraterrestrial debris from the ranch. Every July there is a UFO Festival for four days of alien inspired activities such as a parade with costumes, and lectures given by UFO investigators and witnesses. This town is known as the "Alien Capital of the World”. This is also home to the Eastern New Mexico University (branch) and the famous New Mexico Military Institute in which journalists Sam Donaldson, Chuck Roberts, Conrad ...
Woke early to rain in Tucson so we decided to move on and get a day ahead of ourselves. Managed to return our car a day early being Sunday we were lucky, then hit the road for a massive 5 odd hour drive from Arizona to New Mexico. Went through a mini dust storm which was cool and pulled into Alamogordo late and very tired. Decided to slash out on a hotel we were so excited. Stopped at this one hotel white ...
... the trail back. The trail itself was only five miles, but the heat and aridness completely sapped our energy. The challenge of desert hiking was completely new and exciting, though. Really glad we made the choice to stop here, and especially glad we had plenty of water with us. Would highly recommend it as a stop on anyone's vacation.
Heading to Carlsbad town for the night to see the caverns ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed