The highway leads straight into the city. Roswell was interesting. It has a small town feel to it, though all major retailers and stores seem to be in place. Also, the New Mexico Military Institute is located right at the heart of the city --- it has some beautiful buildings and surrounding fields.
We had to do the tourist things, of course. First we went to the NM Museum and Art Center. After driving around we checked into our hotel, got dinner, picked up some bathing suits for the boys and enjoyed our evening after our drive. Then on Sunday we checked out of our hotel, wandered main street to see the UFO Museum, some of the alien stores and laugh at the neat things around there. After lunch we headed out to NM's first state park, The Bottomless Lakes. Overall it was a really good trip. The kids were GREAT in the car and we had a wonderful time.
Going to dinner... love the aliens even included at IHOP
this big guy made us laugh
even WalMart had a space ship and an alien painted on the building. On the windows there were alien characters as well.
Ryan and Will swimming at the hotel pool. Lana was sleeping in the room so that's where I had to be.
Outside the UFO Museum.
Alanna wasn't too thrilled by this stop.
One of the many flying saucers that seem to be crashed into buildings all over main street.
Will likes his new buddies.
The special space ship themed McDonald's
At the Bottomless Lakes.
The kids were sleeping in the car, so only Ryan and I enjoyed the scenery.
The cliffs were so huge up close. You just can't imagine until you see them.
There was only 1 lake you could swim in, but we didn't know which one, 'cause while there we saw nobody around.