Wow what a change of scenery! We stopped at Edgington RV Park just north of Alamogordo, NM. It is a passport park no frills but only $15.00 a night not to bad. It looks like a good campground to check out the area.
The big draw here is White Sands National Monument after checking the weather forecast we decided to hold off on that.
Our first drive took us into the Sacramento Mountains, nothing better than working the truck up a mountain. The route we chose started at 4,300 feet and went up to Cloudcroft at 8,650 feet. Along the route up is a pullover showcasing a old trestle bridge that was once used to carry passengers up to the cooler mountain temps in the summers. The trestle was one of 43 along the route and now the only one left. Restoration has been part of the rails to trails efforts although the whole trail is yet developed.
We finished up our drive making a loop drive along 244 through the Mescalero Indian Reservation making a full day.