Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Oliver Lee State Park,, NM

P2010254 Arrived here at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park on Superbowl Sunday. It was a thrilling drive from Carlsbad, a gentle climb to over 8000’ at Cloudcroft and then less than 20 miles down a rollercoaster to Alamogordo at 4000’. The back seat driver was a little nervous but the scenery was beautiful.

Hiked the Dog Canyon Trail 3 miles up to a stone cabin on a stream, which was partially frozen. The views were spectacular from all along the trail. Can you see our RV down there?



Yesterday drove over to White Sands National Monument. The sand was much like Pensacola Beach. We ate lunch at the strangest picnic area we’ve ever seen . The road was hard packed sand that they plow like snow. We hiked 2 “trails” which were marked with signs. Could have easily gotten lost since the vast mountains of sand all looked alike. It was worth seeing, though.

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Spent today doing laundry and grocery shopping. What fun! At least we got back in time for the sunset and we don’t have to go to work tomorrow…….



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