Here we are out in the middle of White Sands. I had never been here before and Allan had not been there since he was a child. What is really interesting is that these are the largest gypsum sand dunes in the world and it is located over a shallow water system which means that in the more level areas, you can see pools of water sitting on top of the gypsum.
|Soaptree Yucca with Roots Exposed|
Leaving White Sands, we continued East towards Alamogordo and then up into the mountains to Ruidoso. The photo shows the clouds building up over Ruidoso and no sooner did we arrive at the Pine Ridge RV Park, than the clouds opened up and dropped all of their moisture in a tremendous gullywasher of a rain. Next thing you know, we have a stream of water coming into our living area from the inside sill of the back window.
|Sculpture at the Inn Of The Gods Hotel and Casino|
It was not as nice as the buffet we had in Las Vegas, but there was a large selection and most of what we had was fine. Especially the bread pudding for dessert. We could have opted for the fancy restaurant which had a view out to the Lake, but if you look out the window in the photo, you will see the lake and forest beyond. It was a good ending to a long day.