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Roswell, New Mexico

Wow!  What a long drive to White Sands, NM

Our journey started with a wakeup at 0500 hours.  Teeth brushing, showering, espresso and finally a nicotine mint to wash it all down.

The car was pretty much pre-loaded so we only had to get in and drive for an estimated twelve hours (plus a couple/few hours since we tend to fuck off along the way).

We got as far as Castle Rock before hunger kicked in and the need to feed was overwhelming.  A quick stop at Starbucks for a scone, banana bread and a couple of lattes (and a quick piss) and we were back on the road.

The drive into New Mexico was uneventful so we were pretty much on time.

Then, out of the blue, we saw an eye catching "brown sign".  Brown signs usually marks an exit to a historical site, park or other history infested location.  This sign read, Ft Union - 30 miles.  Fuck it.  We turned off and decided to go for it.  White Sands can wait a couple hours.

You can see the the previous post for the Fort Union photos.

When we finally arrived in Alamogordo, NW at around 7:30pm (just minutes away from White Sands) we saw another "must go to sign".  Roswell, NW - 118 miles.

I believe it only took us three silent seconds for us both to say that we need to go there.  We decided to put White Sands on hold for the following morning so we could go to Roswell first and then hit White Sands for the late afternoon and hang around for the sunset.

Some of the best plans are unplanned...

After a good nights sleep and a warm breakfast we got in the Jeep and drove out to Roswell.  It was  really nice drive and we even spotted a couple of places to photo shoot on the way back to White Sands.

Roswell is nothing like I imagined.  I thought it was a really small town.  Sadly mistaken I was.

We drove from one end to the other trying to find the "alien" quarter.  Google maps got us there in no time.

Outside the Alien Museum

Photos Taken Inside the Alien Museum

Glad we made the stop.  Most of the items displayed we already knew about from being avid Ancient Alien fans but it was really cool to actually see the stuff that they show on TV.

A quick lunch and back to White Sands

We were kind of short on time so we only stopped once to take a couple of shots of an abandoned house just off the freeway:

Next post:  White Sands


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