Couldn’t resist the title. Sean is a huge X-Files fan AND has wanted to see Roswell since he was a kid. It worked out great, not only were we passing nearby BUT one of Sherry’s good Theater friends, Chris, lived nearby so we could visit. Before going to Roswell, Sherry had researched places to stay and we decided on a State Park called Bottomless Lakes. The park has a series of very deep sinkholes (not quite bottomless) and full hook-ups, an added benefit. We must have hit at a very bad time of the year. The park was nice, well off the beaten path. The nearest store was a good 30 minute drive. The night skies were absolutely amazing. On clear nights it seemed like you could see every star in the sky.
So why a bad time of the year? Well, nights were cool but as the day warmed up we dealt with swarms of gnats, flies and then hornets. Literally swarms of mud dauber hornets. The first day we had several burrow their way into the RV between the slide out seals.
We ran out to the nearest Wal-Mart and purchased a can of wasp spray. There were only two on the shelf… We should have known. When we returned to the RV we had a nest going up on the roof. We sprayed and they just kept coming. Sherry noticed they were crawling in the hollow portions of our seals so Sean sprayed into and up those areas. Dozens dropped out. The Hornet Wars had begun. Over the next three days we battled (had to find more Wasp spray at a local feed store) and held the bugs at bay. 🙂
Roswell was interesting. Not as Alien driven as Sean had hoped but the mothership would have to be on display in the Walmart parking lot to please him on that. 🙂
We did tour the UFO Museum and Research Center and walked downtown. Very interesting stuff.
We also visited the local Winery – Pecos Flavors Winery.
We really enjoyed the wines and conversation. In fact, we bought a few bottles of the Alien Cabernet. 🙂
Between the weather and evil bugs (maybe they were really aliens???) We didn’t do much hiking or exploring beyond what we just mentioned. That did mean we had time to plan out our next several stops and we decided to do a detour to Alamogordo, NM. That was a blast but we will save the details for our next post. 🙂
On a side note. We are running a contest on our Facebook page for a free 16X20 print of one of our photographs. All you need to do is ‘Like’ and ‘Share’ the post about the contest to enter to win. We know none of us full timers have wall space for pictures but if you are interested, or know someone who might be interested direct them to our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/loveyphoto/?ref=bookmarks