Sunrise greeting us with a salute of colors.
From our site I could see streaks of light blasting through the morning clouds.
Julie cleaning dishes.
While getting ready to pull this early morning,a couple was walking their doggies.
On the way out of town(going north), a crop duster makes a turn around over highway 285. I hope the pilot doesn't think we're bugs and spray us.
The main road in Carlsbad, portion of it is getting repaired.
Once clear of Carlsbad it's open hi-way 285, straight as a arrow flies.
Brantley Lake State Park can be seen from the hi-way, not a tree in sight.
Entring the town of Artestia, hi-way285 cuts right through it.
Julie tried to get as best photo of this statue on the street corner in Artesia, it must have cost this town a small fortune to have it made.
Once again out on the open road, going to Roswell.
WE have arrived,Julie is keeping a eye out for little gray men/women.
That's were we'll stop.
There is some old farm equipment along the hi-way at the fairgrounds.
Another piece of farm equipment,this one looks as if it was horse drawn.
Third piece of farm equipment.
I've heard about this UFO research center on KFI640-Coast to Coast.
I had missed the turn for the visitor center, during turning around we went by the military school and shot this photo.
As I approached the glass doors this ghostly figure appears of this guy with a beard wearing a wolf shirt,Oh wait a minute,it's me!. Darn, I had my camera to record a ghost.
We however meet these two guys,Erie and Earnest. They were here for the up coming Roswell Festival.
They invited us to view their new movie about a earth-man with a fondness for moon pies that become a search for the ultimate moon pie.
Upon leaving the visitor center we ran into R2D2, he had gotten a job at the Postal Service collecting mail.
Back on the road again, passing by the New Mexico Military Institution.
There was something about bagging your limit of grays.
Clines Corners, only 85 miles away of open road.
Those cows look nervous, well we're not that far from Roswell.
Stopping in Vaugh at the Conco station, plently of room for parking. Julie made a snack and I took a nap.
A shiny restaurant was across the road, strange that people are going in and none coming out. I'd bet ya its a UFO in disguise.
This way out of town, Vaugh has two RV parks and several motels.
More open road with small shrubs dotting the landscape.
We did pass through this very small town.
Clines Corners only a half hour away. I've only heard that one should stop at this place,we'll so see as to why.
Almost there and there a post office too boot.
Well what you are seeing is the highlight of Clines Corner, if you need fuel then stop otherwise skip this place.
On to Albuquerque were we'll be stopping for the night and a re-visit at Dave's house.
Back in Albuquerque, this interchange is locally known as the Big Five.
Stopping once again at the Flying J on Avalon Road to fuel up and refill my empty propane tank. When we had pulled in another TCer was there at the propsne station.
Meeting Dave at his home, then off to Old Town to eat at Church Cafe. At least Julie could see some of Albuquerque.
Eating out on the patio was a good choice, the weather was nice and the food indeed very good.
Spending the night out in front of Dave's house once again. The morning was beautifully sunny, we said our goodbyes and off we go.
Leaving the neighborhood.
Slow going on the I-40 west, it 's going to be a long ride to the state line.
This bridge over the Rio Puerco River is part of the Old Route66. What isn't in the photo is a tour bus that let people off to see the bridge up close.
We stopped here for a late breakfast, route66 runs the lenght of Grants.
We been by the mining Museum several and have yet to stop in.
Routr66 in Grants,NM.
More of I-40 road works in New Mexico passed Grants.
Almost to the Arizona state line.