Category Archives: New Mexico

Manhattan Project National Park- USS Indianapolis Sunk 68 Years Ago Today

On the 30th of July in the year 1945 (68 years ago today), the USS Indianapolis sunk when it was hit by a Japanese torpedo.  Loads of ships and submarines were sunk during WWII, so you may be asking yourself, … Continue reading

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White Sands National Monument

White Sands National Monument is, for lack of a better word, unique.  Not only is it New Mexico’s most visited National Park unit, but it is also the world’s largest gypsum dune field.  And what, pray tell, does one find … Continue reading

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Carlsbad Caverns

We had entered the caves several minutes earlier and were now out of view of the daylight that shown in through Carlsbad Caverns’ natural entrance.  Although an elevator runs all the way down to the main chambers, those spectacular formations … Continue reading

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Capulin Volcano National Monument

“Where’s our next stop?  Capuchin Volcanoes?” “No, actually it’s Capulin Volcano National Monument, in Northeastern New Mexico.  Capuchin Volcanoes would probably have to be a volcano that spewed monkeys.  Or at least one that had a lot of them living … Continue reading

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