Silver City, NM to Ft. Stockton, TX
Trip Start Mar 04, 2007
53Trip End Jun 16, 2007
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A few observations so far:
· The National Parks Pass is a must! It costs $80 per year but I /we would have paid $123 so far without it. You can take 3 others with you on your card.
· Go in the off season (before May and after Sept.). In some places you have the park/monument to yourself and you don't have to deal with being herded like cattle on shuttle buses to tour the park.
· Carlsbad Caverns was packed in comparison to other parks I've been to - spring break and the families were in abundance. Of course, I started getting that grimace on my face thinking I was going to have to deal with a bunch of screaming and running kids
· New Mexico - I always thought N.M was a boring and ugly state - NOT SO! Since I've only taken only the 10 I've missed most of what is a really pretty state. Part of my trip's mission is to take interstates as little as possible. I don't know who said it, but there's a quote that goes something along lines of "interstates are great if you don't want to see anything."
The Little Guy suffered his first injury. A piece of plastic was knocked loose from the front bumper on Friday night (yes MJF - you know what happened!) and started hanging down and I could hear something scraping. However, I fixed the problem for now with DUCT tape that I got from fellow travelers. I'll have to wait until Sarasota to get to the Toyota dealership.