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Mar 30, 2016 - Alamogordo

This stop was kind of special because we were able to go to the "Trinity Site", which is where the U.S. built and tested the atom bomb before they sent it to Japan. You are only able to go there once in the spring and once in the fall. We had to meet at the fairgrounds in Alamogordo and caravan with a police escort to the site which is 85 miles one way. It was quite a sight!! There must have been 200 cars. For the amount of people, they are really well organized. The site is a rock pillar and there are pictures posted on the fence around...

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Mar 21, 2016 - Playing in the sand

We enjoyed another worship service at Calvary Chapel this time in Las Cruces, New Mexico. After church we drove a short drive to Leasburg Dam State Park and enjoyed a quiet Sunday with some new found camping friends. We walked some trails along the Rio Grande a once mighty river but right now totally dried up. Monday we went to visit the White Sands Missile Range where they have a large display of rockets and other war materials including the V-1 and V-2 rockets which were developed and used by the Germans towards the end of WW-2. After...

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Mar 20, 2016 - Alamogordo, NM

We headed out Lovington Hwy northwest to US 82. On this trip we saw a copse of oil jacks. It truly was a forest and more than we saw last year out of Midland and Odessa. There were big and small, old and new jacks EVERYWHERE for as long as we could see on both sides of the highway. It was amazing. We continued to US 70/54 to Boot Hill RV Park in Alamorgodo. Great park for $25/night but no cable. One day we took off for Capitan which is the home of Smokey the Bear. The government had started a campaign to reduce forest fires during 1945 in...

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Winter 2016

Jun 8, 2015 - Footprints in the Sand

In the fall of 2009 we were in Alamogordo on our year-long trip around the country. Everything about New Mexico was new and different to us then. One of the things we enjoyed was spending a few hours visiting White Sands National Monument. It has the largest gypsum sand dunes in the world. Gypsum makes for very fine sand and is somewhat like the sand at our favorite beach in Sarasota. This is our last day of hot weather at least for awhile. We're going to Ruidoso tomorrow which is just an hour away. It should be about 15 degrees cooler (90...

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Apr 7, 2015 - White Sands National Monument, NM

Today was an amazing day! First off, I walked across the highway to the McGinn Country Store (aka Pistachioland) in the morning to check out the world's largest pistachio and the store. The campground gave us a coupon for a free gift there, so I just had to go and collect. Pretty neat place. They also have a winery and wine tasting, but it was a little too early for that (even for me). They said they would be open until 6pm, so I figured we could stop by later for a wine tasting. I sampled all kinds of pistachios, from spicy hot to pumpkin...

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2015 Southwest Trip

Mar 25, 2015 - Alamogordo, New Mexico

Alamogordo, New Mexico (Our last night with the group) (By Larry) We arrived here on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 after a drive westerly from Carlsbad, N.M. The route was Northerly along highway 285 to Artesia, then west along highway 82 which led us across more New Mexico flat lands, climbing all the way. Our highest elevation was noted at 8600 feet at a town called Cloudcroft, which sets in the Sacramento Mountains, reminiscent of Lake Tahoe. There are lots of cabins and summer homes along the route, with a ski area at the very height of it...

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TexasWinter2015

Mar 25, 2015 - Alamogordo, NM

Alamogordo (By Margi) Larry did such a great job in detailing our trip into Alamogordo, I will simply report our adventures while staying here. Unfortunately, we had to say goodbye to Larry and Diane as they headed for Wyoming. We sent love and hugs! Our time spent traveling with them was wonderful and we are so happy they joined us. They gave us lots of insight into places and things to see and do. Loved our too short of time together. We would travel with them anytime. Our first experience was visiting Heart of the Desert, Eagle Ranch...

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Mar 16, 2015 - White Sands National Monument, South of Alamogordo, NM

We left Three Rivers Petroglyph Nat”l Rec. Area heading south to Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, Alamogorda, NM. We made a quick stop at the Eagle Ranch Pistachio Grove Visitors center and gift shop and picked up some pistachio snacks. We arrived at Oliver Lee State Park around 10:30 am and parked in site #6 with a view of the valley. You have to get to the State Parks early if you don’t have a reservation. We got the last full hook up site (with water and electricity only) with a view and headed off to the White Sands National...

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Mar 8, 2015 - Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, Alamogordo, NM

We got an early start leaving Amarillo, TX and headed south on I-27 to Canyon, TX, then picked up Highway 60 southwest to Hereford, TX where we stopped at McDonalds for coffee and sausage biscuits. Continuing southwest on Hwy 60 we cruised to Clovis, NM. We turned onto Highway 70 and continued in a southwesterly direction to Roswell, NM. The country we drove through was a vast flat treeless plain. It was beautiful and remote. Staying on Hwy 70, we turned west out of Roswell bound for Tularosa, NM and on to Alamogordo, NM. We entered the...

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2014-2016 Travels

Jan 9, 2015 - Alamogordo, New Mexico

Arrived in Alamogordo, New Mexico Friday. Still on the chilly side. We are boondocking at a Moose Lodge, and had dinner there for "Taco Friday". I had a great chicken quesadilla, the cost was $4.25. Ya can't beat it!! Went to the International Space Hall of Fame Saturday. Another great outing. As you walk through the four levels there are pictures lined on the wall of all the astronauts, and people that had a direct impact on our quest to reach farther and farther into space. I had never realized how many astronauts there were! There was so...

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Linda's Adventures

Sep 23, 2014 - Alamorgodo,NM

ALLAMOGORDA,NM - 9/22-9/24 — We had a better than anticipated trip over, except for a heavy rain shower, one patch of standing water in underpass and fairly heavy traffic through El Paso the rest of the trip was pretty uneventful. Had anticipated much more rain. Just had isolated light showers except through El Paso. When we got off I-10 we saw a mountain range and thought maybe our road was at the base, but NO - we had to go up — ong, slow steep grade to almost a mile high—Poor motorhome was really struggling and Ned was really missing a...

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May 13, 2014 - Museum of Space History

The New Mexico Museum of Space History is located in Alamogordo, New Mexico at the foot of the Sacramento Mountain Range. The museum was originally created as the International Space Hall of Fame because so much of the developmental work for the space program had been done in the Tularosa Basin. Visitors take an elevator to the top of the museum, then wind their way down a continuous ramp past five floors of exhibits. Because of the proximity to the White Sands Missile Range(proving grounds), there is an emphasis on the history of rocketry...

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2014 RV Adventure

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