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Jan 1, 2020 - Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, Alamogordo, NM

Our year starts with a return to Oliver Lee Memorial State Park to volunteer for two months. Our duties changed some for this stay. I will not be doing maintenance, but will work in the Visitor Center with Tracy. We will be Ranch House caretakers as well. Thus we will stay at the RV site down by the Ranch House. This is about 1.5 miles out from the campground. Our duties will include weekly detailed cleaning of the Ranch House, keeping weeds / brush clear around the porch and trail, running a trap line in the house (catching the little...

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Sep 1, 2019 - Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, Alamogordo, NM

We rolled into Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, south of Alamogordo, NM this afternoon. We will be resident RV volunteers here for the next 10 weeks. We are assigned site 25, a full hookup site. Our duties will be campground hosts, working in the Visitor Center, Ranch House tours and light maintenance. We work at least 24 hours per week collectively (I work 12, Tracy works 12). Sometimes when the park is busy we will work a few more hours. This is our first volunteer job. We are excited about being here. More to come about our time at Oliver...

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Dec 13, 2017 - Into New Mexico

We left Natchez and the snow behind and took the next three days to cross Texas. Everything IS bigger in Texas. East Texas was pretty much the same; the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex was “white knuckle”; but then west Texas was beautiful. It was on this third day that we were able to leave the Interstate and begin traveling how we like it…the slow road. Sage brush and oil derricks. We love the fact that there are many picnic areas along these old pre-Interstate US highways. I can’t help but think these quaint rest areas will be disappearing as...

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Jan 31, 2009 - Alamogordo, NM/White Sands

We camped in a very nice New Mexico state park, just south of Alamogordo, NM. After spending the night here, we left early the next morning and headed to White Sands National Monument, which is west of Alamogordo. What a wonderful place right in the middle of the desert! There is a huge deposit of crystalized gypsum which makes a really nice sand - and not dusty at all. We had a blast playing here. We bought some plastic discs to slide down the dunes here. The guys just had a good time digging holes and piling up bunches of sand to jump...

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