New Mexico Museum of Space History | Alamogordo, New Mexico

By Monday, May 23, 2016 8 Permalink 0

New Mexico Museum of Space History

I always thought space was interesting in theory. So I was excited that the New Mexico Museum of Space History and International Space Hall of Fame was in town. You know what I forgot? Space travel = science. I don’t understand science. At all.

Despite not understand most of what I was looking at, it was pretty cool to see a bunch of rockets, space suits, and photos.

New Mexico Museum of Space History

Tell me the above suit doesn’t look like it could be an early version of a Cyberman?

New Mexico Museum of Space History
New Mexico Museum of Space History
New Mexico Museum of Space History

As soon as I saw the dress up area, I immediately ran over. I’m only 5 feet tall so I can usually fit in a child’s 14-16 pretty easily. As I was getting dressed, I saw two adult-sized costumes on the opposite wall. Of course I pulled Cass over. He likes to pretend like I made him. But we all know he wanted to.

PS – Do you know how hard it is to kiss with space helmets on? I think we each came out of that picture with something hurt.

New Mexico Museum of Space History

On our way out, we stopped by Ham’s grave site. He was the famous chimp launched into space. After his death, they transferred his remains to the museum for burial.

It was a good way to spend a rainy day and I got to knock another item off my New Mexico bucket list.


New Mexico Museum of Space History
3198 State Rte 2001
Alamogordo, NM 88310

World’s Largest Pistachio | Alamogordo, New Mexico

By Wednesday, May 11, 2016 13 Permalink 0

McGinn's Pistachio Tree Ranch

I’ve always loved pistachio nuts so we stopped in at McGinn’s Pistachio Tree Ranch. It’s home to the world’s largest pistachio! They also have a large souvenir shop, ice cream shop, winery, and lots of different kinds of pistachios. There’s a sample bar that we definitely took advantage of.

My favorite is their barbecue pistachios. I got a large bag and almost ate the whole thing in one sitting. They’re so addictive!

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McGinn’s Pistachio Tree Ranch
7320 US-54
Alamogordo, NM 88310

Horse Statues in Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico

By Monday, May 9, 2016 9 Permalink 0

Outside The Hubbard Museum of the American West there are some gorgeous gigantic horse statues. We saw them as we drove through town and couldn’t resist stopping to see them. I definitely want to return and check out the museum, but this time we just wanted to stop real quick to see the horses up close. There’s a different sculpture for each type of American horse. It’s really cool!

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The Hubbard Museum of the American West
26301 Hwy 70 West
Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346