July 25, 1:10 PM MST, US 285 @ Waller Ranch, 131 miles NW of Roswell, NM. At present, no alien lifeforms in sight.
We are on the home stretch of our trip of the ages. After planning for years, it’s hard to believe that there is really only a week left.
Yesterday we rode on a real steam engine train, one that you might recognize from Back To the Future, the Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Let me tell you, it was the experience of a lifetime. Not only was the view from the open car spectacular, but Silverton, a weensy town at the far end of the rail, was absolutely lovely. Just a cute little town with a complete school district of 60 students, and exactly one paved road, it was set into the mountains and was a town I would definitely spend my summers at.
Currently we are driving through New Mexico, headed towards Carlsbad Caverns. Look them up; they’re really a sight to see from what I have heard.