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Kind of a weird day. We hated Carlsbad, left in a traffic jam with pickup trucks everywhere. Drove by car dealerships with nary a car in sight - all trucks of every size. Drove north from Carlsbad, to Artesia, which is right in the center of major oil/gas exploration area. Drove by car dealerships with nary a car in sight. Everything looks prosperous, but obviously ...
... and exploits of Billy the Kid et al here so click this link to find out more http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Co unty_War
We reached the town and stopped in the Visitors centre and museum to learn more. $5 each bought us access to all of the houses that are open to the curious and we headed off down the main street. It still looks almost exactly as it did in Billy's day except the modern road. The houses are the same, the churches are still here and the ...
Hiked trail to Smith's Spring. 285N thru Carlsbad NM then 82W to Cloudcroft. Booked in here till Thursday, looks interesting place - first one we could even consider - but arrived at dusk so will take time to explore the local climate...cultural/political/weather... .to divine whether any possibility at all. Now have accommo with Brandi's friend in Santa Fe for the weekend so will be heading up ...
Made our way to higher elevation (8400ft, 2560m above sea level) near a winter ski resort in the hope of some cool air and a better night's sleep. It worked a treat and the fresh mountain air was a welcome relief! Bessie didn't love it as much as we did and the high elevation caused a blown coolant hose (the noise we heard wasn't birds chirping after all). Luckily we heard it straight away while we where stopped ...
... to gamble and we took care of Quinn. Johan saw Chef Irvine coming our way and we stopped him to ask if we could take a photo with him. He was really nice, and spent about 5 minutes talking to us. When the kids joined us again their excited faces from earlier turned green with envy, they now looked like the little aliens from Roswell. Quite the sight to see! The parents again one upped the “aliens” – go parents go!!!
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