No one really knows what 2021 will bring, but with the increasing availability of Covid vaccines and progress on treatments, let’s be optimistic and plan a conference. So, mark your calendars for September 26-29, that’s Sunday through Wednesday, in Alamogordo, New Mexico.
Depending on restrictions at the time we may have a few more activities “on your own,” and in keeping with your thoughts from our recent survey, we’ll be looking at more outdoor activities. But at least we’ll be able to see each other face-to-face, maybe even maskless!
Alamogordo (Spanish for fat cottonwood tree) is a small city in south-central New Mexico, about 90 miles north of El Paso and 210 miles south of Albuquerque. It will be our headquarters for treks to some of the most scenic and fascinating destinations in southern New Mexico.
We’ll photograph the glistening white gypsum sands of White Sands National Park, explore Three Rivers Petroglyph Site with more than 21,000 ancient petroglyphs, discover the true Wild West at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, and drop in to the New Mexico Museum of Space History for a glimpse of the beginnings of America’s space program.
Headquarters will probably be the Holiday Inn Express.