WHAT'S THIS....A BLIZZARD IN NEW MEXICO!!!
|Notice the plowed drift along the side of the road. |
Notice the icy white sheen to the road.
Could this be snow in New Mexico???
Nah. Welcome to White Sands National Monument.
|Acacia and Adam's new kitties-Gregory & Josie.|
|Alamogordo, New Mexico.|
Now here's a pair of nuts that beats a "full house."
One nut is the world's largest pistachio and
the other is...well...'nuff said...
|Sunset at White Sands.|
|A picnic area at White Sands.|
This gave us an eerie feeling.
|A lot of these dunes remind me of female butt cheeks.|
Sorry, I'm not trying to be sexist; but, when I am in such
a beautiful area the male anatomy is not at the forefront of my thoughts.
|White Sands National Monument|
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|You can see my footprints veering off the herd path.|
|Snow fell on the Sacramento Mountains the night before our visit to the monument.|
When I asked the Ranger if the sands from the monument had blown over to the mountain top
during the night, he gave me a look as if he was questioning my IQ.
|Soaptree Yucca Plants are visible at the top of the dune|
as well as at the base of the dune.
They are the plants with the tall scape shooting straight up.
|A desert plant survives by hardening the surrounding sand with moisture from |
its roots and can continue to grow when dunes shift to a new location.
Next we had a fun surprise as we discovered that Karen Cravens and Ted Campbell (new friends we met at the Balloon Fiesta) were at our next stop. So we hustled down the road as we would only overlap for 1 day. We had a blast. Karen found a weird, eclectic restaurant called the Adobe Deli in Deming, New Mexico. The place was like being in a western museum with a wonderful bar and great food. I am adding this place to our must-stop-again list. It was great fun hooking up with these new friends and we are looking forward to seeing them again in Quartzsite, AZ.
|Ted Campbell & Karen Cravens|
|Adobe Deli, Deming, New Mexico|
I wonder what's around the next corner!