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NM Museum of Space History & White Sands NM

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I’ve gotten behind on my posts of our trip. We head out early on Thursday and will drive north to Tinkertown, Albuquerque and Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. So, just a few posts today.

On Wednesday we drove from Tularosa, NM, to Artesia, NM. Karson had been ‘stationed’ in Artesia to get his final training, but left Sunday for Brooklyn, where he will spend two months helping with the clean up from Hurricane Sandy.  So, we just missed him!

From Artesia, we drove south to Carlsbad Caverns National Park. After a couple hours at the park we drove north to tour Roswell, NM. No real space aliens were sighted nor were any jeeps. From Roswell, we drove back to Tularosa. (pics at a later point).

On Tuesday we stopped at a Pistachio Farm and found (possibly) the worlds largest pistachio!  We also found this crazy car.

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Next we toured the city of Alamogordo and the New Mexico Museum of Space History. At the museum Ann spotted two pictures of jeeps.

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After the museum, we drove to White Sands National Monument. If you go, bring your sunglasses. It is bright as snow. Ann said one or more of the Star Wars snow scenes were filmed here. The sand isn’t sand at all, but crystalized gypsum. Our jeep contrasted nicely against the white background. You can see we had fun taking pictures.

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7 Comments on “NM Museum of Space History & White Sands NM

  1. mmdeilers Post author

    It could have been filmed here, but it was filmed in Australia. We pulled in to photograp the car only to discover we were on private propert. Oops.

  2. Leo

    Hey Dave, that big yellow thing hanging from the ceiling in the last picture from the museum, isn’t that a “Jeep” ??

  3. mmdeilers Post author

    Leo, that could be a jeep. I haven’t completed my flying airplane “jeep” education.

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