Day 5 - Destination New Mexico

Trip Start Jun 23, 2012
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Trip End Jul 28, 2012


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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Today was another long travel day.  Our first stop along Route 40 out of Oklahoma City was Amarillo, Texas.  We made a quick stop at the visitors center for a snack-lunch and kept moving.  Turning south we passed through Hereford, the "beef capital of the world".   A whole lot of flat, barren, dry, space.  Miles and miles and miles and miles of dusty awful land.  Eventually we turned on Route 70 towards Roswell and the last remnants of green gave way to brown brush and red sand.  We got to Roswell too late for the International UFO museum so we'll do that in the morning.  Roswell is a pretty big town though and has all of the culinary and retail opportunities that Mechanicsville has.... sorta feel right at home.... except they all have space aliens painted on the windows or on their signs... 
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I remember tumbleweed and the ears of run-over jack rabbits on this stretch. Do they still exist?

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