We arrived in Alamogordo (fat cottonwood) to some warmer weather. While the kids in DC fight and argue, the White Sands National Monument has the gates locked.
The amp site is nice and we settled in for the week. First stop was the Three Rivers Petroglyphs Site (BLM land). We were greeted by the volunteer camp host who explained the trail and sites there and the old mission church up the road which included a stations of the cross site. The petroglyphs looked like an art class room with all the drawings. the church was open and lots of icons. The Stations of the Cross turned into a semi challenging hike. The first 5 where up hill. The next 9 were uphill in the snow from a couple of inches to about 5 at the top.
Saturday was movie and a drive around town. Lowes Supermarket had everything including a bar and grill. Sorry no pictures. which I had taken a few. Sunday brought rain showers and sent us to couple of more movies.
To get a little to detailed, Monday is usually the cleaning and kick back day and this was no exception.
Tuesday was a day to get out and walk. We visited the nearby museum and had a history leson of the Tularosa Basin. From prehistoric to the latest on the wars in the middle east. This included displays of Navy ships names New Mexico and Alamagordo. Of course they talked about Holloman Air Base (USAF). Walk the old part of town but mainly that was vacant. Stopped for lunch before going to the city park zoo. Although small it was a pleasant experience and glad we stopped.
Looking at future travel plans US82 was not recommended by Good Sam for big rig travel so it was time for a jeep road trip to Cloudcroft. It was a fun day of driving and stopping at tourist shops. While a fun trip and glad we did it we decided to take the recommended route 70 towards Roswell. By adding an hour to thedrive it was flatter but not without its upgrades but 4 lane road the whole way.
This second week sees us in Carlsbad.