The winds were very strong this morning, kicking up dust and sand. We went to the New Mexico Museum of Space History here in town. Once again we were not disappointed in one of New Mexico’s museums!! Much of the research, design, building, testing and launching of numerous rockets destined for Space occurred in this area between the White Sands Missile Range and Holloman Air Force base. As with WSMR, they have rockets on display outside the Museum, including remnants of a V-2 that had been test fired. Inside are numerous floors of exhibits, artifacts and interactive displays. We also took in two shows at the adjoining IMAX theater. One on Mt. Everest and a planetarium show on the planets in our solar system. We highly recommend a visit to the Museum!
By the time we left the complex, the wind had picked up even more and visibility was less than a ¼ mile, mostly from the fine white sand in the air. We went back to the house and hunkered down. The TV news later said that gusts were in the 55-60 mph range. I guess these occasional “winter storms” are the price you pay for the, mostly, beautiful weather in the Southwest.