Road Trip 2017: The Great Southwest Adventure
We recently got back from our great southwest adventure. We had a wonderful time. Road tripping is probably my favorite type of vacation. I love the freedom you have with your schedule, getting to go wherever you want, stop when you need to, play the music you want to listen to, etc.
This year we traveled through part of the southwest of the United States…well, a small part but we covered a lot of miles. We visited Santa Fe, NM; Los Alamos, NM; Albuquerque, NM; Alamogordo, NM; Roswell, NM; Carlsbad Caverns, NM; Fort Davis, TX; Marfa, TX; and Alpine, TX.
As science and science fiction nerds, much of our activities centered around space, with some radiation history and science and geology and spelunking thrown in.
One of my favorite hobbies is to plan vacations. As a schedule and spreadsheet nerd, I plan thing out almost down to the minute, the mile, and the dollar. I am very rigid in my planning but if plans change, I don’t sweat it. I roll with the changes and enjoy my trip. Then I know the plan and where we can pick things back up. This is a characteristic I have been very thankful to have on many vacations and this one was no different.
As you may remember, a few weeks ago, I posted an article discussing bringing food with you on your road trip. We did this in order to save money and prevent us from eating less healthy options. We still ate out but we chose places we really wanted to eat at and didn’t worry too much about the price since we were saving money by eating one or two meals from our picnic supplies.
Over the next few posts, I’m going to share our adventure with you. Stay tuned. I will talk about what we did and where we ate. I will have recommendations, tips, and advice for planning your own road trip and specifically for a road trip through New Mexico and west Texas.
Check out each day of our trip:
- Day 1: Corinth, Amarillo, Adrian, and Santa Fe
- Day 2: Santa Fe and Los Alamos
- Day 3: Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and Alamogordo
- Day 4: Alamogordo and Roswell
- Day 5: Roswell, Carlsbad Caverns, and Ft. Davis
- Day 6: Ft. Davis, Marfa, and Alpine
- Day 7: Ft. Davis and Corinth
- Day 8: Corinth
Have you been on a road trip yet this year? If not, do you have plans for a road trip later in the year?