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Ronny & Linda pulled out this morning sometime. They were planning to leave between 7:30 and 8. I don't know I didn't get up until 9. Bob was up, but didn't hear them leave. They were making it a long day today by driving all the way to Junction. They thought they could make it by 6 CDT.
It was cloudy and foggy this morning, so wasn't sure about driving up to Cloudcroft, but Bob said it would be OK, so off we went. The GPS said ...
... It is really pretty and at that elevation, very cool. We were watching the temp read out in the car from Alamogordo to Cloud Croft was about 15 degrees difference.
We arrived back to the campground after driving probably 200 miles. We ate a little dinner and visited a bit and now it's bed time so we can drive somewhere else tomorrow. I think we're going over to see Smoky Bear's place. The current outside temp is 59 degrees. Think it's going to be more sunny ...
... Anyway, we figured we better get out there and see it right away in case we didn't have time the morning we were leaving town. As we drove that direction, we were a little concerned. It was really windy out, and we could see a big cloud of white dust over the whole area. But once we got to the park, there wasn't much sand blowing around (even though it was still extremely windy).
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... of nothingness interspersed with the occasional cow. The drive took us from 3300 feet to 8600 feet in 91 miles, but the real interesting thing was that there was no mountains just a slow and steady climb out of the high desert into rolling hills.
We stopped at a roadside stand and I could not help to think of Ouma Lettie that always wanted to stop at each stand, even if they all sold the same products. Well this stand was a little different with a petting zoo, a ...
... and heralded a new era - the Cold War. White Sands Missile Range was and is also home to important testing for space exploration - rocket testing, the Daisy Track (G force testing), HAM (the first monkey in space) and weapons testing. Because of the area's important contribution to past, present and future space exploration, the New Mexico Museum of Space History and International Space Hall of Fame is located here. We checked out ...
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