Lost in Space...

Trip Start Dec 24, 2010
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Trip End Jun 01, 2011


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Edgington RV Park

Flag of United States  , New Mexico
Saturday, February 5, 2011

We left the chilly area of Radium Springs this morning and headed northeast to Alamogordo, New Mexico.  It was a trip of about eighty easy miles without too much wind and tolerable traffic.  Our location is a bit outside of Alamogordo and is a newer RV Park.  The have had about 6-8" of snow and very and very cold temperatures, down to minus 16, according to one of our new neighbors.  Everybody was and still is frozen up.  We got thawed out last night and stayed warm enough, 19˚, so we had water and all when we awoke.  The park here is gravelled, but with the moisture, the red earth is showing and seems to be inordinately attracted to the bottom of my boots.  It's kind of a liquid Sedona, if you get my meaning.  There's still enough snow, however, to clean them off so Lynn will let me into Shorty.

After lunch, we drove to the New Mexico Museum of Space history.  It's a four story building located out near the mountains outside of town.  The area around the building has several rockets and missiles displayed.  The photos will speak for themselves.  Unfortunately, due to poor planning by my camera, it let it's batteries croak.  Lynn, Semper Paratus, had her camera in he purse, so these photos are from the new Panasonic.  The tour starts at the top floor and continues via ramps down to the main floor.  Several displays and video presentations are there and even a "hands on" station where one can attempt to land a space shuttle.  In spite of my overactive ego, I did, as the narrator said, accomplished what no man had done before, and crashed.  No pain, no gain...  We're back home now and Lynnie is washing lettuce and adding a bit to the humidity by splashing a bit of H2O in my area... my ear, exactly. Oh, by the way, when grocery shopping, we scored big and found Durkee's Dressing for the coleslaw.  First time since we left home...

We're having frozen Pizza tonight as a change from home cookin', so it should be grand.  We're here just for one night and will leave tomorrow for Roswell in the morning to check out the UFO tracings.
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