In this shot you might be able to see the missle near the bottom center as it blasted off.
In the morning I was feeling better, and we had a chance to eat a full breakfast at the hotel because they had a restaurant there. We were allowed any regular meal priced at $4.99 or less, which gave us several options. I think Judy ordered a glass of orange juice that was not covered.
Have you ever been on a long trip and been held up for some unknown reason? Sure you have. Well, today it happened to us. But this time it was only a few minutes and it was really cool. We had left Las Cruces and were headed out to Ruidoso Downs and Roswell. But as we got to the White Sands area there was a total road shutdown. Of course we could only see the cars and trucks headed north. Probably a hundred or more. The guys in their orange vests and State Patrol were just lining the vehicles up along the road side and said that due to a missle launch no traffic would be let thru. We pulled in to our place in line and stopped the car. A cople of minutes later a lady told us the countdown was at three minutes and pointed to the tower in the distance. Sure enough, just about three minutes later off went that bird. Fun to watch and completely silent for at least quite some time. Finally we got some of the sound it made. I got a short video clip of the take off.