Friday we decided to go check out the town of Roswell. I’ll have to say that it is much larger than I remembered it to be from the time Diane and I did a motorcycle ride through it. But all we did then was ride in,, get a hotel,, had dinner and rode out the next morning so we didn’t really do any tourist stuff.
The first thing we did was do a drive around and then found the UFO Museum and Research Center. We at least wanted to check out some alien stuff while here LOL!!
Now I will admit that I’m not really into the UFO stuff even though I do think there was something pretty hokie that went on back in July of 1947. But I do believe that there probably is life out there somewhere. Diane on the other hand believes and during lunch said that there are two things she would like to see in her lifetime. A ghost and a UFO!!! I told her we better change routes and head to Colorado to partake in some of that legalized marijuana. That will probably be the only way she is going to see either LOL!!
But in all seriousness the museum certainly has some compelling stuff in there that at least makes you stop and think. They had a pretty good timeline set up that started before 1947 and continues for many years after with sightings from all over the world. A lot of them have been explained and discredited but many have never been explained.
There was booth after booth of articles to read. Enough that it would take you all day to really take full advantage of it. I don’t have the attention span or interest for that to happen. Diane on the other had I think could have spent way more time there. Certainly worth the $5 admission.
After the museum we found a mall that supposedly had a sporting goods shop that carried Keen shoes. I’m still trying to get Diane to get a good pair of sandals and hiking boots. And I thought I had her convinced,,, yip yip yippee!! But wouldn’t ya know it they only had one single pair in the entire joint!! That sort of ticked me off. In fact I need to contact Keen AND the sporting goods main office and ask why they are listed as a Keen dealer when Dairy Queen has almost as good a selection. Ok,, I’m off that topic now LOL!!
From there we headed out to find Jack some dog food. We only feed him Taste of the Wild and it is not sold everywhere. But they have a app for smart phones that help you find dealers in different areas. Apparently they don’t keep it up to date 100% because the first place we went to that it listed has been out of business for close to a year according to one of the locals.
There was a pet shop listed close by but we try to avoid specialty pet shops because they are normally a lot higher. So we opted to drive a bit further to a farm and feed store that also carried it. I didn’t mind the extra drive because it was right next to a Sams Club and we had to do some shopping anyway.
Back in Oregon we paid $40 for a 30lb bag of food for Jack but so far while on the road it has ranged from $47 to $52.
Then it was time to head home. Across the road from the park is a nice walking trail built out of composite decking. It leads out through some wetlands. It also has a few blinds built where you can stand and watch for wildlife. The only thing we saw was a bunny.
Today,, Saturday morning we took a 2.5 mile hike on the Bluff Trail. It’s a well marked and graded trail but a nice walk just the same.
And I think the rest of the day and tomorrow will be filled with some short walks and a bunch of relaxing around camp until Monday when we hit the road.
All we have planned so far is to head towards Amarillo Texas. We want to camp in the Palo Duro Canyon State Park. It is the 2nd largest canyon in the USA. 2nd to the Grand Canyon.
And I think we want to see all of the Cadillac’s standing on end in the dirt just west of Amarillo on the old route 66. We have not figured out just what route we will take to make this all happen but I’m sure I will before we leave. And if not I guess we will wing it LOL!!
Ansel Adams once said…..
Let us leave a splendid legacy for our children… let us turn to them and say, this you inherit: guard it well, for it is far more precious than money…and once destroyed, natures beauty cannot be repurchased at any price.