..................those little snakes roaming around that could drop you in two steps if they bit you. What did you call those, btw?? JR
Besides the nickname of "two-step snake", I think the official name was the "Banded Krait". I think they looked similar to a Coral Snake. The saying we had was, "Red on yellow, kill a fellow, Red on black, friendly Jack." Only saw one the whole time I was there.
PS I see you made it to White Sands. What do you think?======Would be nice place if we could see it! Smoke from the fires to our West infiltrating the town. Couldn't see the mountains this evening from Rte 70. But, we'll play the hand we were dealt. Still going to White Sands tomorrow and the Space museum on the way back. According to the news, the smoke is going to follow us to Santa Fe Friday. Still, no complaints. Good trip so far.
Randy, I hope you did not bring any of those 2 steps home as pets! Sorry about the smoke at Alamogordo. It is a spectacular view of the mountains to the east. Most of those are part of the old reef structure from the Permian. The white sands though are really gypsum and not quartz sand. It was left over from when the ocean evaporated that covered the area at one time. Makes for a great place to fly rockets and do experimental work. Joe Kittinger was there with the rocket sled deal. The first chimp in space, Ham, is buried at the Space Museum. It has stuff from the German rocket program all the way thru to the present in a most unusual floor plan design. You can't go wrong there. All we need is a couple of rocket pods for the A-26 and we will make some really short take offs so see if they have any spares just laying around, ok? JR