Of course NO one can discount the fun in the sun at White Sands.....but here's a few tips for the pup visitor....well even the people visitors to this big sandbox in the desert!
1. Wear proper attire and bring your shade with you. It's SUNNY there!
2. Drink lots of water.
3. I got a Junior Bark Ranger Bandanna (photo 1) that is not only snazzy looking but if you wet it down with water, it keeps you cool too!
4. Bring your sled! And if you don't have one, you can buy (and resell afterward) one right at the Gift Shop.
5. HAVE FUN!
It's just a hoot to check out all the families having fun on the sand dunes! Course you gotta wear your shades too! But the FUN has just BEGUN!
Well actually ALL of me! There's nothing more fun on a warm spring day than to dip your toes into cool clear clean water! I highly dog-recommend Oliver Lee State Park for just such an adventure.
BUT WHAT! DOG-FORBID! What has Jill got planned now!
DAY 2.....of our Alamogordo Adventure. We're off to check out the histric district! Here I am at the Plaza.....great murals and other snazzy pieces of history to take in....and don't forget New York Avenue.....lots of fun shops and walking area to explore too! Ya know.....a trip is not complete without shopping, right? Right!
But there's more to Alamogordo than OLD history...
How 'bout SPACE HISTORY! They have a truly OUT-A-THIS-WORLD museum here in Alamogordo..the New Mexico Museum of Space History! Here I am in the outdoor exhibit area. Look at all this cool stuff would'ja?
Even Rocket Man Jack!
But Hey...we're not done yet! There are just so many doggone cool things to do in Alamogordo.
Like the Toy Train Depot! Just my size...I'm a thinkin'. Where IS that train? Not waitin' around though because my tummy is growlin' and it's time for a Picnic! Right next to the Toy Train Depot is a City Park filled with LOTS of giant trees, grass, picnic tables.....well, just all the goods for a nice outdoor picnic. And then right next to THAT park is the Alamogordo Zoo! ALL located right on White Sands Blvd...easy to see...easy to get to! It's so easy...and fun...to explore ALL the super duper things here!
But...they say...there's another thing I need to check out. Are they NUTS??????
You betcha! Nuts about Pistachio nuts that is! Why look...it's the Worlds' Largest Pistachio Nut....together with the world's smallest nut....named Jack...NAW not true...but that is one of my bulldog jokes!You too can get your picture taken here at McGinn's PistachioLand USA farm and vineyard.
Yup-Pup.....Alamogordo is one cool place to visit! Sand...Sun....Fun galore! Take it from me.....Travelin' Jack, Roving Bulldog Reporter...this is one cool place to visit.......and I give it my PAWstigious 5-PAW review! And we all know it doesn't get better than that!
You too can create your very own special Alamogordo Adventure. Start by checking it out on their website www.alamogordo.net
Gotta go now...the sand and sun await Mr. Sandman....AKA Travelin' Jack! See ya soon 'cause I'll be BARK...er BACK! WOOF!