Thursday, May 22, 2008

Day Nineteen....

Will and I had decided that today would be a good day to do an over-nighter down to White Sands National Monument.....a place that I've wanted to visit my entire life. So, we had planned to hit White Sands, then stay at The Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino in Ruidoso, NM on Da Rez (Apache, I think).

Hopped on the Helix, and Will hopped on his new toy......










It was amusing.....Will and a couple of his neighbours had given me the usual shit about the Helix.....and I had given them the usual "sheep-and-lemmings / follow-the-crowd" shit......got a few interesting stares from people on the way....

White Sands was Geographically fascinating......but we didn't really plan this well, since White Sands is similar to a Goddamm frying pan and it was 95-plus degrees out. We both got nice burns.....




















Niiiiicccce place (The Inn of the Mountain Gods).......and some really cool roads on the ride from Ruidoso to about Carrizozo. Once from Carrizozo to Edgewood, psychotic winds, road construction delays, and tar on the bikes from fresh gravel-and-asphalt being laid down, well, that was a bit of a buzzkill.....

Going whitewater rafting in Taos in fifteen minutes......more soon....

-E-

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

OMG, New Mex and Colorado look GORGEOUS. Wish I could catch the next plane out there. Can't wait to see more pics and hear more stories!

-Rebecca

CN250 said...

They is gorgeous, actually....

Is you guys still in Atlanta? Lemme know....E-Mail me! I'll be there forra coupla days in June....

-E-

binkley said...

e

have been to white sands myself although it was 27 years ago. Like you got burned good.

binkley

CN250 said...

Well, Bink....it appears like they've actually paved the road about halfway to the end of the driving loop there recently (from what I've been told - this was my first trip to White Sands), but still....the remaining eight out of the sixteen-mile road really wasn't safe for two-wheeled vehicles (sand and shit like that), as we already once before hadta push our bikes out of the sand parking lot.

Yeah......I suspect that maybe February to April and October to November are probably the best times to go there if you are not into SPF-1000 sunscreen....

-E-