Well which route should we take? Through Albuquerque or try looking for UFOs near Roswell – we’ve got plenty of time so south is where we go.
Headed through a town called Hereford but not a lot of cattle here. Yet the further we travel on Highway 70 the more feed yards we find located near the railway lines. You can certainly smell them long before you see them.
Nearing Roswell, I start looking for UFOs. Can see lots of clouds that look like a UFO but sadly no real ones. We continued on to Alamogordo for the evening. The area of New Mexico we have been travelling in was well known to that young rascal known as “Billy the Kid“.
Alamogordo has a fantastic museum called New Mexico Museum of Space History. Got up early to visit the museum before having a long drive to Tucson in Arizona for the night. But Miss W forgot about turning the clock back because of the change in time zones. We arrived at what we thought was 9am but was in fact 8am. We didn’t realize about the time change until we got to Tucson.
Went passed the White Sands Monument and then the missile range as we headed to Las Cruces. Following Interstate 10 we crossed the border into Arizona. A lot of the names of towns we went through can be found in books written by Tony Hillerman. Miss W has read many of his books about a Navajo Indian detective who works mainly in Arizona and New Mexico.
The land we are travelling through is mountain range then wide valley, another mountain range then another wide valley. I wonder how this part of the Rocky Mountains was formed? Lots of Indian outposts or trading stores all along this part of the highway. We don’t buy anything as many are closed and also, whatever we buy would have to pass through Australian customs. We often pass a sign about visibility because this area also has lots of sandstorms.
Do we go to Tombstone today and rush our visit or have a couple of days in Tucson which allows a day in Tombstone? We decided to head for Tucson, not realising what the weather is supposed to be for tomorrow.
Have you ever seen a UFO or something unusual in the night sky?