They had a bunch of tanks and a helicopter in the parking lot, and it was even better inside. Exhibits included all of the wars with equipment and uniforms, pictures and explanations. I loved the history! It was so much fun to watch Curly. He was enchanted with each new piece of equipment. Sometimes I worry a bit about his fascination with guns...
We spent a good hour wandering around and taking pictures. And the best part about that museum was that it was free although honestly, I would have gladly paid admission.
Back on the road again, we drove another hour and a half before our next stop, White Sands National Monument. I had never heard of White Sands before I started planning this trip, but I was so glad I found it. Miles and miles of white gypsum sand dunes.
We were worried that the sand would be too hot for the kids to play with because the temperatures were up over 100 degrees. But the sand was surprisingly cool. Prima Donna even wanted a chance to play although she couldn't climb the hill with the kids, she did make a little sand castle at the bottom.
Some cute girls gave the kids their sleds so they could slide down like snow. I didn't know that was even possible, but the kids sure enjoyed it. My sweetie tried rolling down the hill! He ended up with sand in his clothes all evening.
We ate lunch there and then climbed back in the van. We stopped again in Truth or Consequences, but we couldn't find the hot springs we had read about so instead we went to McDonald's for sundaes. I'm going to go on a massive diet when I get home. I shudder to even think about the pounds I have added on this trip.
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