What a nice view to start the day VERY early: with a beautiful sunrise in "Roswell". We left early this morning our night place at Wal Mart parking lot
I did'nt know that New Mexico is such a beautiful and colorful state. The landscape changes were very overwhelming for me! Do you see the black mountains in the back ground? That's where we have to go.
Coming closer to those mountains, the landscape was changing again to black rolling hills with very yellow grass to the left and to the right of the street.
We were on the scenic byway of "Billy the Kid" in the "Mescalero Apache Reservation" and the mountains changed from black to green, very similar to the North Carolina mountains.
And this was the biggest and most wonderful view I ever have seen in my life! The way down to "Tularosa" in the valley. That white stripe are the "White Sands" and behind the high mountains of "San Andreas" with a peak of 8241 feet! I will never forget this magnificent view anymore!
Arrived down in "Alamogordo" we stopped at a Pistachio farm and bought some of these delicious nuts - and for me a nice shirt with pretty Indian designs!
We took the road #70 from "Alamogordo" to "Las Cruces" driving very close by the "White Sands" and the "Missile Range" area, where the U.S. Army is testing their missiles. There was also a spot where the Space Shuttle will land if the weather is to bad in Florida.
I guess this picture belongs to the city scene of "Alamogordo", coming into town. I have seen so many beautiful scenes on our way until today, sometimes I'm mixing up the photos, sorry for that! :)
After passing the "White Sands" we had to drive into the high mountains again. Our RV had to "work" hard on those steep hills.
And on the other site was opening up a beautiful wide desert aeria with such a strong (!!) wind and there were everywhere starting small sand storms to see - not something that we needed just now!
Big ranches, a lot of cows and a big sand storm was coming up. We were hoping to make it trough without any problems - and we did. In "Deming" we took the road #180 towards "Silver City", a town way up in the hills. Happily, we left the storm behind us.
We arrived in "Silver City" and we have found a nice RV-Campground with the name "Rose Valley RV Ranch" and decided to stay here for two nights and to explore this city. Tomorrow I will show you some photos from this very photogenic little town. Stay tuned!
is a vibrant community in Grant County, New Mexico, nestled alongside more than 3 million acres of the Gila Wilderness. With historic ties to mining, ranching and agriculture, our community has grown into a modern town with friendly people, growing businesses and a terrific year-round climate.
Susanne and David