Ruidoso is a small ski town located at about 6800 ft elevation in the New Mexico mountains, is about 190 miles from Albuquerque and right on my way to Kerrville, Texas. It was a very pleasant drive. Jeff, Linda, Valerie, Kylie and Hayley rode with me in the Dutch Star and Damon and Janet followed in Valerie's Tahoe. This was the first time that I've had more than one passenger with me and it was a lot of fun. The kids seemed to have a good time and the company made for a very pleasant drive.
Fortunately the snow didn't arrive until well after we arrived and got the Dutch Star set up. I didn't hook up the water hose or the sewer as it was predicted to get into the low 20's, which it did. I had filled up the fresh water tank before leaving Sedona area, so I'm in good shape regarding water. The propane furnace did a good job keeping it comfortable in the rig all night. Tonight will be another big test as it is supposed to get down to 15 degrees.
Today all of us drove about 66 miles to White Sands National Monument, and it was spectacular. Unfortunately I forgot to take my camera in the confusion of getting on the way this morning. I was not a happy camper about this as you can imagine. Lots of great photo opportunities missed. I may stay another night here and go back tomorrow to take the pictures that I missed today.
Everyone except me are on the way back to Albuquerque now. We walked quite a ways back into the dunes today and that was quite a workout. I'll bet everyone will sleep well tonight.
It's definitely time to head south. The snow is very pretty, but warm is much better.