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Sep 12, 2018 - Visit old skiing friend, Fort Union Nantional monument

Today we drove north through New Mexico stopping at the small town of Corrizozo to visit and have breakfast with Mel’s old Ski Instructor friend Marty Davenport. Marty has been involved with the Adaptive (handicapped)ski program at Ski Apache ski area near Alto, NM for many years. Mel and Marty were Ski Instructors together at Eldora Ski Area near Boulder CO in the mid 80’s. Our drive north was through remote NM ranch land on a small two lane road that passed through a picturesque small village and river valley. There were many narrow and...

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Sep 11, 2018 - White Sands Missile Proving Grounds, White Sands National Monument

We visited White Sands Missile Range Museum at the White Sands Proving Grounds to learn about the earl days of rocket development after WWII. This is when Werner Von Braun and his team of German scientists and engineers continued their work on V2 rockets captured at the end of WWII in Europe. The continued their efforts with the US Army and Navy at White Sands to begin developing what would become the US rocketry and space program and later NASA. At the northern end of White Sands is the Trinity Site where the first atomic bomb was...

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Feb 28, 2017 - White Sands

Well were heading southwest. We stopped at the Petroglyphs and spent some time looking at the drawings. It sure would take a lot of time to do these. Then we headed south from there to White Sands. They have a large missile base here. They close the road to traffic when they are doing any firing. Weather has been great except for the wind. They say the four seasons are Spring, Summer, Winter, & Wind. I can believe that. Cindy thought that we should be driving slow on the sand as she thought it was slick. We are going to the Gila Cliff...

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Apr 16, 2014 - New Mexico Museum of Space History

After White Sands we went to the New Mexico Museum of Space History Wikipedia

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Apr 16, 2014 - White Sands

A visit to White Sands National Monument Wikipedia

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Apr 7, 2014 - Sunset at White Sands

Two days of photography at White Sands National Monument was somewhat disappointing to me. My original plans were to camp overnight at one of the primitive campsites in the park, but I realized I'm not in good enough shape to hike a mile over the dunes with a backpack and camera gear. I tried walking there on Saturday with just my camera and only got about half way before I was out of breath. My goal was to be able to photograph sunsets, sunrises, and the stars. Without camping, I only managed to reach one of those - sunsets because of the...

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Apr 5, 2014 - Trinity

Today I (Sue decided to stay with Winnie and Ringo) drove to the Trinity Site on the White Sands Missile Range where the first atomic bomb was tested at 5:29:45 a.m. Mountain War Time on July 16, 1945. The site is only open one day a year and we were fortunate to be here for the open house. I thought I was one of a few geeks who would want to visit the site, but was I surprised when I arrived at the rendezvous point at Tularosa High School for the convoy to the site. There were over a hundred cars in the lot awaiting the 8:00AM departure....

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Mar 3, 2014 - White Sands Missile Range Museum and White Sands National Monument

Today we headed to White Sands to see the Dunes. Drove between the San Andres Mountains on our left, and Organ Mountains on our right. Pass was called the San Augustin Pass. We noticed the White Sands Missile Range Museum was on our way so stopped to see that. It was very interesting. Only allowed photos in the museum and in the missile park. Got some especially great photos of the old missiles outside with the Organ Mountains in the background. As we approached the White Sands National Monument, we saw Sierra Blanca far in the distance and...

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Mar 21, 2012 - "Mining" Our Own Business in Bisbee

Hello from New Mexico, Land of Enchantment. Our stay this time in New Mexico will be short as we have a deadline to get to the Houston, Texas area of April 3rd and we want to enjoy the Gulf Coast of Texas on this trip. When we left Phoenix it was under cloudy skies that eventually turned into rain, sleet, high winds and then snow! It was a beautiful drive through the Saguaro Mountains and into Tucson. We took Highway 80 into Bisbee and stayed at the Queen Mine RV Park adjacent to the Queen Mine, a closed down copper mine. Bisbee is only 8...

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Jan 29, 2011 - WSMR RV - WSMR: The Post

Before we leave White Sands Missile Range, I thought it appropriate to show some of the post we’ve been calling home this past month. I’ve taken several pictures of various spots around the post as well as looking down towards the post from the Agustin Pass (5714’ in elevation) on Hwy 70 heading east. Hopefully I have provided a good representation of the post along with some of the history we learned about at the museum by the front gate. One thing that has been fun for us to experience staying at the various military bases/posts...

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Jan 3, 2011 - White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) RV Park

Poor Zookie this morning. She definitely did not reap the benefits of us gaining an hour yesterday as we passed into Mountain Time. I had forgotten to change the clock next to my side of the bed, so when I checked it this morning and saw it was 0635, I immediately swooped her up off the bed and carried her right out to the living room and put her in her carrier for safe keeping as I do on every travel day. Well, I hear Jerry asking me what I’m doing as he’s up turning on lights for me – and I turn and give him one of “those looks” we gals...

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Oct 19, 2010 - White Sands National Monument

Today we went to visit "White Sands" National Monument. What a place. We were in total awe. It is incredible. It is sort of like if I blind folded you and took the blind fold off and asked you "Where are You" you may answer "In Alaska" but it is to warm. Sand look just like feet and feet of beautiful snow. White Sands rises from the heart of the Tularosa Basin and is one of the world's greatest natural wonders - the glistening white sands of New Mexico. Here, great wave-like dunes of gypsum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert and...

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