White Sands Motel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Non-smoking rooms
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Smoking rooms available
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... from the iPhones. Never heard it before. It warned of severe thunderstorms and flash flooding in Alamogordo. We turned on the radio and received similar warnings. The sky ahead of us looked ominous. It started to rain, heavy for a time. Made it to the Fairfield Inn just as the sky opened up and it got really windy. Safely inside, we watched the street outside turn into a stream as water flowed from the mountains. ...
... lovely BF! We went back to their place and relaxed a bit and went to bed. I had to get up early to try and drive before it got too hot outside. I left Alamogordo at 6am, which was a little painful, but worth it because it was finally the LAST DAY OF DRIVING.
Next Stop, Tucson!
"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference" - Robert Frost
... the dunes over time. The "sand" was as white as snow and reminded us of home. The ride is a 18 mile in and out trip. We stopped at the halfway mark and had lunch. Several kids were using saucers to slide down the dunes, much as we would do in winter up in "God's Country." It even rained a bit while we were there.
The remainder of the drive went well and as we approached Alamogordo, I remembered that in the day, the first ...
... 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 ...
... warmth of the valley. We arrived at the facility about 45 minutes early and had to wait a bit. While we waited, we sampled more wine and pistachio products. We also ate a small bit of lunch in the form of a street vendor hot dog which three of us washed down with more wine and one diet coke. Not bad!
Then it was tour time. We gathered in the tasting room area to watch a video on the history of the ranch. The first trees were planted in 1972 making ...