Our first place to visit was White Sands. We saw this as we headed out.
There are some interesting painted water storage tanks and we were able to get pictures of a couple.
As we left Las Cruces heading east and north, we saw this.
And then we saw this...….the highway was temporarily closed due to missiles being tested in the area. This is not unusual. It is the only highway so you just wait patiently. It is nice to have an RV when this happens.
Once we were back on the move, we ran into this. Again, not a big deal.....southern states are used to checkpoints.
Traffic moved through efficiently with a minimum of delay.
This is the entry to White Sands National Monument.
They have a decent museum inside that you don't want to miss.
It covers a lot of history.
The sand is very soft compared to most sand.
A look inside the walls of the museum.
Aw, looks like snow but isn't cold. It is even whiter than it looks in these photos.
Nope, definitely not snow.
They have a nice boardwalk with lots of info about what you are seeing......and there is a lot more to see than you would expect.
Lots of plants inspite of the desert setting.
There are areas where you can park and go play in the sand.
Carolyn was worried about getting sand all over her feet and not having water to wash it off but I convinced her to feel it and it brushes right off so she had her time in the sand.
We could see a storm rolling in on one side.
Carolyn met a couple of new friends in the sand.
It was definitely a new experience for a girl from Louisiana.
Time to go before the rain hits us.