Monday 20 March 2006

Moved to Alamogordo, NM

We left Las Cruces, NM at about 9:30 a.m. today and headed to Alamogordo, NM, a distance of about 67 miles. We arrived at White Sands Community RV & Manufactured Home Park in the southern end of Alamogordo. Again it’s not the prettiest campground we’ve been at and it’s a bit of a tight squeeze to get into our site but here we are! Unfortunately we weren’t able to get a 50 amp site so we’re functioning on 30 amp which means our electric heater can only run on low and we have to be careful what else we run at the same time. We do have cable TV with lots of channels and the internet satellite is working. We’ve booked a week here so hopefully the wind will calm down so Gordon can get his photos of White Sands National Monument.

It’s windy and quite cool here today. It was sunny with a few clouds when we arrived but turned mostly cloudy shortly after we got set up, around 1:00 p.m. I think it managed to get up to about 62F but it’s supposed to warm up as the week goes by.

About 2:30 p.m. Gordon decided he was going to White Sands National Monument and would probably stay for sunset so not wanting to be out that long I elected to stay at home. I watched some TV, did some interneting, had a nap and took a walk around the area. We’re right in the thick of US fast food heaven. There’s every kind of fast food imaginable within walking distance, also a Staples a short distance away and SuperWalMart right behind us also within walking distance. The nice thing about Alamogordo is it’s sort of a small town with a population of about 35,000 or so.

The campground itself is quite spacious though the sites aren’t. It’s obviously an older park made for RVs that were much smaller and had no slides. It does have a large laundry facility and a hairdresser on the lot and it’s quite large so lots of place for me to take my morning walks. I can also go out of the park and walk as well.

When we were here last year it was only for the day so we didn’t see that much of the town. I remember we stopped at Visitor Information and Verizon but that was about it. This is about the size of town that I like. It has everything that you need but the traffic isn’t horrendous.

The photo today is of our site S14 at White Sands Community RV Park.

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