New Mexico! Woo! The weather we’ve finally been looking for! After taking a drive through the middle of nowhere on Highway 380 we made it to Alamogordo. I am finding that I am learning so much about this country.. I had no idea that Billy the Kid hung out around here (the billboard sign said so!). We saddled up to Boothill RV park and chilled out for the night. The stars were beautiful and the moon was HUGE! Anyways, we woke up the next morning to hit White Sands National Monument. We broke the bank on this one… 3 dollars each to enter the park and the pass was valid for another 6 days.
After a walk through the museum and an enthusiastic dad telling us to buy his two sleds and tip on buying wax for them we were back in the RV driving down Dunes Drive into the desert. What can I say about this place? It is UNREAL! We drove about 8 miles into the desert and parked up and found a big dune hill. Walking up them is quite a work out but the ride down is awesome. The wax helped as well! We had a blast going down the dunes and have kept our sleds for home!
Matt went off to take photos of the dunes, plant life (yes there is quite a bit of it there) and animal tracks. So what did I do? I took a beer and put it in my adult (term being used quite loosely here) sippy cup and I chilled out on my sled, having a brew and taking in the scenery.
Recommendation if you ever go? Glasses. Wear sunglasses. I wore my polarized sunglasses and my eyes were still stinging from the sun reflecting off the white sands.
There is loads to do there for 3 bucks a pop. Hikes, nature walks, sunset guided tours. I highly recommend it! In fact, I recommend Alamogordo for a visit as well! We had the pleasure of our own personal tour through a pistachio grove and tasted their pistachio wine as well! Yum. We left with two bags of pistachios and a couple bottles of wine which served us well chilling on top of the RV that night.
Matt and his top tip: If you find any metal in while in the dunes at white sands? Don’t touch it. 🙂 Could be part of a missile. True!
Next mission? Off to Arizona!