A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Sunday, November 6, 2022

White Sands National Park


Outside of Alamogordo, New Mexico

It used to be a National Monument but now has Park status. 

I have been here before.  I wanted to show it to Beans.  She’s never been here.

What is this place?  The biggest litter box I have ever seen.

I just went pee before coming outside.  What now?

Guess I will roll in it.

Hmm...rolling in dirt is better.


Oh, he stopped again.  
Same, same.  “sigh”

There’s nothing alive here to chase.  Why did he come here?

May as well roll again.

So we continued on down to the end of the road.
Beans had no interest in coming out again.
I picked her up and tossed her in the sand.

Well lookie here, a pole I can claw on.

People!  And I thought it couldn’t get worse.

I’ve had enough of this place.  Let’s go Dad.

Well, I enjoyed the visit even if it was 38 degrees at one time and no sun.

Sinbad and I were here in April of 2011.  If you are interested in seeing the blogposts click HERE.  There are three posts so click “newer post” at the bottom to take you to the next one.  Sinbad is in the second post and it seems he was just as thrilled about being here as was Beans.  Cats!  I was into photography more back then trying to take fancy photos with a DSLR camera.

Gee, these smartphones today equal the task of a DSLR for blogposts at least.

- comment reply -
Okay, so everyone noticed.  Good to know.  No more tests or you will start doubting everything I write.


Barbara R. said...

You know, Beans is pretty straightforward. Either she's interested, or not. People apparently not. Now where are the lizards?

Debby said...

I love the pictures in black and white. It really makes the details 'pop'.

As far as the idea that people might start disbelieving everything you say, well, I think the opposite. We'll continue to believe you, but wonder about the characters you're meeting in your travels! I couldn't quite wrap my head around the fact that a woman would voluntarily go into the shower with a naked stranger to hold the faucet on for him.

Kathe said...

That's such a lonely place. Dangerous to wander off the paths. The year we first visited a French family did and father and mother died. They found the child because there were pictures on the mother's cell phone of a child. Looked like they gave all the water to the child, little that they had. It's a strange place. I like watching the kids slide down the dunes on cardboard boxes. I imagine there weren't many good smells for Beans. Like Debby, I particularly love your black and white pictures. There's beauty in most things if you look for it.

Anonymous said...

I had fun and games there in the summer of 1969. Basic Training, U.S. Army.
I'd like to go back sometime when the temps are cooler and see what I missed.

Wake up in the A.M. and see all the critter tracks around your tent. There are quite a few residents wandering in the nightime.