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Alaska’s Travel Diary

Sunday, 21 Jun 2009

MapYesterday was Day 1 of travel.....long day....everyone tired and to bed between 7 and 7:30 Mountain Time. All had awoken between 3:30 and 4:30 a.m. and with the long drive, we were ready for a good night's sleep. We had a couple of pit stops along the way, picnic-ed and swam with the fish in Balmorhea (1 1/2 hours, plus or minus).....then on to Alamogordo (old KOA campground cabin). We played CDs, listened to Louis L'Amor (sp?) short stories, watch Madagazcar (sp?), and played Car Quest (Brain Quest equivalent). I think I am ahead. Gwynne has pledged $1 to the winner by the end of the trip. Hey, I can use all the extra dough I can get. LOL! We have not seen any animals of interest yet, but will, perhaps, today with new bird species found in N.M and Arizona that are not found in Texas. Sam keeps busy with all the action in the car. In addition, he plays Monopoly on Gwynne's computer, calls friends on his phone, naps, and goes through his notebook & journal I and Marmar made him. Today we will venture to White Sands to boogie board. This ought to be interesting for us older participants (me and Tracy). We have to wait for the Center to open so we can buy some wax to wax the bottom of the boards. We shall report in when we have internet connections. This one resides in the Laundry room at the campground and is very slow so hang in there.a