Our 6 hour drive down IH10 and Hwy 70 to Alamogordo and Holloman AFB for our 7 night stay passed by some unusual rock formations especially near the Dragoon Rest Area. Also saw some distant pyramids. Why go to Egypt when you can see them in N Mex?
|Common Signs in AZ and N MEX|
|Sad Looking Oak Tree at Rest Stop|
|Why go to Egypt?|
The Famcamp at Holloman is small with full hookups at a price of $90/wk or $20/day. Location is near White Sands NP and White Sands Missile Range. We were last in the area in March of 2010, but stayed at a KOA in Las Cruces. There are several tours we want to do this time such as Trinity Site that only offers tours 1st Saturday in April, Roswell as we are attuned to the Alien Show on History 2 and revisit several forts.
|Site 28 Hollomon AFB Famcamp|
Tomorrow we will visit the Missile Range.
Holloman AFB is home of the 49th Wing of the Air Combat Command and named after Col George Holloman,a pioneer in guided missile research. The 49th Wing supports national security objectives providing combat ready Airman. Holloman is home to the new F-22 Raptors. The German Luftwaffe in 1996 established the German Air Force Tactical Training Centr at Holloman. When we arrived, saw a drone overhead..not quick enough with the camera.
It is very windy and hot. A/C getting used fulltime.
Still plagued with shoulder and upper arm pain since December and now knee pain. Think the knee pain is from walking 2-3 miles a day. It takes 2,000 steps to do a mile and I have some 220,000 steps. The Withings app keeps track on the iPhone. We also have the Withings BP monitor and scale. Keeps us on track and gives us motivation. We noticed on the drive here that by placing the phone on the console, it tracks steps..need to watch this as the vibration masks steps.