Super 8 Motel Alamogordo
Travel Blogs from Alamogordo
... 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 ...
... Native history of New Mexico. So next stop, west of Albuquerque!
P.S. Temperatures: 12C during the day, -11C overnight (we are now detaching our water hookup to avoid frozen hoses, and wondering if we should wrap insulation around the whole trailer!!). Our plan to find warmer weather is not working out so well...... we are now figuring out why most snow birds stay away from New Mexico at this time of year - it's just plain cold!
... 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 ...
... lion's share of his notoriety. The famous Lincoln County War, a classic battle among rivalrous cattle barons, merchants and cowboys, gave Billy the chance to strut his stuff. Boy did he ever, especially during that daring escape from the Lincoln County jail where he killed two deputies. We toured the museum and found the ranger, a long-time Lincoln native, full of information. I asked her about the the claim that Hico, TX spouts that Billy actually was not killed, ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed