Stop #31 – White Sands, NM

We decided to be in San Diego for Christmas, since Carrington could easily fly into the airport there from Richmond.  We thought it would be fun to then drive to Los Angeles, especially since her roommate lives there and would be home during their Christmas break!  The plan looked doable, but we had a lot of ground to cover before then!

Next up was Alamogordo, a town known for White Sands National Monument.

Here’s a visual of where we were on a map, leaving Carlsbad on the way to Alamogordo!


Can’t forget to stop for road food along the border 😉

I can’t even remember how I heard about it, but oh geez what a cool place!  You can actually SLED down the world’s largest gypsum sand dunes!


We had such a great time!!

Our campground (which was nothing to write home about) was only ten minutes away so that made it easy to go back for the kids to get their ranger badges.  Although, they do missile tests at the White Sands Missile Range along the stretch of highway that leads there, so that had the potential to set us back a long time, but no tests happened while we were there (that would’ve been cool to see!).

If you ever go through southern New Mexico, promise me you’ll stop at White Sands!

2 comments on Stop #31 – White Sands, NM

  1. Daniel Lemon says:

    Dear Ellie,
    Thank you for the fantastic postcard of Thor’s Hammer in Bryce Canyon, wouldn’t it be wild to stand on top of it? Did you?
    You said you miss watching buddy, well I can tell you for sure he misses you. Almost every day he runs up on your front porch expecting you to let him in. He turned eight years old this summer.
    I will tell Mrs. Susan and Sarah you said hi. Actually, Mrs. Susan read your postcard first. I’ll email you this note because the return address on a nomad like you is always changing, isn’t it?
    I hope to see you soon as well. Please tell your brothers and your mom and dad we say hello and we miss most of you!
    Love, Mr. buh-Dan

    Dear Deacon,
    Thanks for the postcard from Bristish Columbia. I miss you too, do you miss me? I know you do. Do you miss my candy bowl? I know you do. Do you miss chasing the soccer ball across my yard? I know you do. I see that you are in Canada. You know that’s a foreign country, don’t you? I know you do.
    Say hi to your family for us and tell Finn I’m waiting. By the way, you are a funny writer!
    Love, Mr. buh-Dan

  2. Deacon says:

    Awesome! Mostly because I’m a Martin too

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