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Roswell to Elephant Butte



Elephant Butte, New Mexico

January 12, 2020


I am so lucky with some of the routes I have driven. Breathtaking scenery. Today was another one of those days. US70/US 380 out of Roswell, then onto US380 at Tinnie and finally onto state road 1 at San Antonio. The 185 mile drive took me over six hours (yes, I broke my four-hour rule) because I kept stopping to take photos. It seemed as though I could see forever; I am thinking in some cases I was seeing mountains that were 50 miles (more?) away. I had no idea that New Mexico was so beautiful. And elevated, too. I think I spent most of the day above 4,000 feet.


I am going to spare you another slideshow. I went through today's inventory of photos and selected the following as being a good representation.


It's the west I guess and everything is a target. At one of my pull-over-on-the-side-of-the road stops, I county sheriff pulled up to make sure everything was ok. I told him we don't have this kind of scenery back in Virginia. He caught me off guard with his reply - "no, but you do have gun control." He's not a fan.

I have this thing about standing in the middle of the road.

My eye.

This sign will make you pay attention.

Valley of fires - a lava field.

I can see for miles and miles.....

They had a bridge in the back for sale. Atomic glass?

Chloride? Besides Monticello there was a Williamsburg nearby.

Feeble attempt at capturing the expanse.

Middle of the road.

Again....

Blows my mind....


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