4/14/2016

April 13, 2016 From Arizona to New Mexico

After saying our “See You Laters” to Sue, Bruce, Mary and Mike, we hooked up and headed east toward the Dragoon Mountains:

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Always loved these rocks – part of the Little Dragoon Mountains:

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04-13-16 A AZ I10 Benson-Border (30)

Past “The Thing”:

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And thru eastern Arizona – the desert is so green:

04-13-16 A AZ I10 Benson-Border (45)

04-13-16 A AZ I10 Benson-Border (50)

Into New Mexico:

04-13-16 B New Mexico I10 Border Heading East (8)

And the beautiful scenery continues:

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04-13-16 B New Mexico I10 Border Heading East (14)

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What stories this house could tell:

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04-13-16 B New Mexico I10 Border Heading East (34)

04-13-16 B New Mexico I10 Border Heading East (36)

So many signs advertising all the things you can’t live without:

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Coming into Las Cruces:

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The mountains are called the Organ Mountains.  Some of those peaks are over 8000’ – pretty impressive, aren’t they:

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Oh my, we are going up and over:

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Wouldn’t you love to see this view every day from your back porch?:

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Space Murals:

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And we are going up:

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At the top of the pass:

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And down to the Tularosa Basin where the White Sands Missile Range is located:

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The White Sands Missile Range:

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Continuing down into the Tularosa Basin:

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We have done this drive from the east to the west a few times.  This is the first time that we did the west to the east – just beautiful.

Here is White Sands National Monument (we toured the Monument in 2013 – here is the link to that blog: http://thehitzels.blogspot.com/2013/04/april-14-2013-white-sands-national.html)

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Into Alamogordo – this is our view:

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We settled in at the local Elks lodge – $15.00 for full hookups.  We thought they were serving a meal tonight but it was ladies night.  Sounded good to me but it was a dress up affair – not today!

The scenery and weather was incredible today.  Hope that continues on our way.  We continue our journeys tomorrow so stay tuned and enjoy today.

Stats for today:

Miles Traveled: 297 Miles

Routes Traveled:

Arizona: SR-80; I-10

New Mexico: I-10; US-70; Panorama Blvd; Hamilton Road

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2 comments:

Jan Mains said...

As many times as we've travelled that route, we've never stopped at the White Sands Missile Base. It took us about 3 or 4 pass bys before we did the White Sands National Park.

Diane said...

Jan, Neither have we... Still on my bucket list. Plus I would like to explore those mountains a little more...