All pictures taken with Nokia Lumia Icon 929 Cell Phone
I left Cochiti Lake about 10:00 a.m. on the 16th with a 230 mile tow across some of the least populated and desolate area of New Mexico. Over a 100 mile stretch, I may have seen only a few dozen vehicles going in the same direction as me. The road condition was good and the weather was nice with the temperature in the mid 60's. Every so often you would see a gate going to a ranch but only rarely could you see the ranch house and buildings because they were so far away. Surprisingly, there were very few cows on the acreage. Actually, I saw more deer than cattle in that 100 mile stretch.
|It was a nice sunset at Cochiti Lake the night before I left.|
|Desolate stretch of highway cutting through New Mexico. It had very little traffic and I wondered why it was four lane with such a low traffic count. Oh well.|
|My campsite. Nice and level with full hookups.|
|Looking down on the campground and Lea Lake|
|Lea Lake, the only one that allows swimming|
My stay here will only be long enough to see some of the UFO places in town. A portion of the town of Roswell centers around the Roswell Incident from 1947. The way the story goes, a UFO crash landed on some ranch land north of Roswell and the U.S. Military recovered alien bodies and the damaged spacecraft. Afterwards they covered up the whole incident.
|The UFO Museum. Entrance fee of $5.00. Most of the information inside is available online or on any of the many documentaries on the Roswell Incident. It was still worth the $5.00.|
|The kids in the museum loved this display, especially when the spaceship would spew smoke and make a whirring sound.|
|The Pinata Festival|
|The Ten Commandments located in front of the courthouse. I hope it stays there, but many have been removed by force.|
|The poor ponies going around in a circle. They all looked so sad.|
Ya'll take care of each other. I'll Cya down the road.