We left "Apache Springs" in Texas - outside of Fort Stockton - and we drove for hours the 285 North over flat country and farm land with many oil wells and pretty landscape.
The sky was very dark in Artesia but not because of coming rain, it was because of a sand storm building up all over the flat regions there.
In a little village with the nice name "Loving" was the main attraction this sculpture of a Cowboy on a horse.
Very nice to see were also the already slight green blooming trees against the blue sky on the way to Carlsbad
Somebody tried to shoot into this sign - Billy the kid maybe - or just some drunk Cowboys?... LOL.. :))
Carlsbad was not a place for me to stay, nothing exciting to see except the only one attraction is a big natural cave outside of Carlsbad, that's it - nothing more. I don't like caves to much! The same disappointment was Roswell for me. All over town you can see all those "Alien" shops, filled with plastic toys and souvenir kitsch about "Area 501". A lot of the business were tuned into that "out of space" and "U.F.O." kitsch.
Also Wal Mart was into UFO's and Aliens etc.... we stayed that night on their parking lot and were shaken nearly brainless by the horrendous desert wind.
Hi my friends,
thanks again for all your visits and kind compliment. You're right, this country is beautiful and it changes its landscape so often and in such a wonderful way! You all can be very proud of your country!
I will show you tomorrow from our trip today from Roswell trought real desert areas with white sand, yellow grass and high mountains. We are arrived tonight here on a nice campground at almost 6000 feet high and we drove since our start in January more than 4000 miles!!
See you tomorrow!
Susanne and David