While resting up in Blanca for a month, I visited www.volunteer.gov and put in my application to volunteer. And it looks like I will be going to White Sands in November but first I need to be fingerprinted, and that happens once a week in Alamosa. I arrived early and parked right in front of the police department when I got done I asked about parking and was told to leave it where it was. And that is how it is, friendly and accommodating and a great little town to take a walk.
Below is the artwork on the side of the building that houses the Museum.
Which sadly was closed the day I was in town.
You can enjoy art on every corner.
Downtown has shops and eats and a great thrift store.
And heading west out of town is all the big box and grocery stores you could ever want.
There are plenty of camping options in the area.