White Sands National Monument

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05/2006 - We drove to Alamogordo for my good friend’s sister’s high school graduation. Then we spent an afternoon out here.

I have to admit, we were unsuccessful in our sledding attempts. But that rendered the Dunes no less magnificent or beautiful. Also we had a wonderful picnic in one of the available shelters.

This post really torques me. Holloman AFB and Alamogordo are between White Sands and Tularosa. Tularosa is easily 25 miles from White Sands National Park. White Sands is not in Tularosa.

I found White Sands interesting for all of 5 minutes. Don’t let that dissuade you from stopping of course, but I wouldn’t plan on making day out of it.