Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Ruidoso, Roswell and Ft. Stockton
Left Alamogordo at 7:15 for Ruidoso, where we stopped at the Hubbard Museum to take pictures of the horse statues and see the New Harmonies exhibit (yes, the same one we had in Warrensburg). They also had a special exhibit on prehistoric New Mexico, which made it worth the stop even if they didn't have New Harmonies.
Next it was on to Roswell for the Roswell Art Museum - A very worthwhile stop. We learned of another place we should see in Roswell, which is quite an art colony, if unheralded. No, we did not stop at the UFO museum - they've gotten way to proud of their collection and upped the entry ante.
Drove south thru Artesia and Carlsbad, then a long straight and empty highway to Pecos, then another stretch to Ft. Stockton. Ate Mexican in honor of Cinco de Mayo and explored a bit, finding the remains of the old fort. Staying at a new HIE, 2 nights so we can do Big Bend NP tomorrow without loading all our stuff. Will take plenty of water, Gatorade, and pictures.