After spending a couple hours in Flagstaff at a McDonald’s parking lot for WiFi, (Thank you McDonald’s!!) we then wandered over to the Petrified Forest National Park. It was quite interesting to see all these pieces of wood that are millions of years old and to think what could have been there before we were here. Some of the pieces almost looked fake too, they were so pretty. After driving through the rest of the park, we decided to drive straight through to Albuquerque where we stayed for the night.
Monday morning after getting our tires rotated, we did what any crazy Breaking Bad fan would do when they find themselves in Albuquerque; look for the homes of ‘Jesse Pinkman’ and ‘Walter White’. We found both of these homes and quickly snapped a photo as to not bother the residents inside. We felt like super nerds, but sometimes you just have to be a little silly. To continue on with our theme of nerdiness for the day we decided to be a tourist and drive down to Roswell since we were still in New Mexico. We had this vision in our heads of Roswell being very touristy and covered in aliens and it really wasn’t like that at all. It was a decent sized town, most of the popular motels or hotels did have a wooden totem pole like alien outside their lobby and a few stores downtown play tribute to the theme but that’s about it. We snapped a few photos as tourists would and then had dinner at a nice little park. Tuesday morning we visited the Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge for quite some time, finding a few new birds we hadn’t seen yet this trip. We probably could have spent all day there but we wanted to get onto our next adventure; Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
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