Odometer reads: 3697.5
Got up and packed quickly, and spoke to our neighbors - Mark and Cindy - about where we were headed next. Turns out they were headed to Roswell too, and advised us to stay at Bottomless Lakes State Park a few miles outside of Roswell. We got on the road and realized we'd hit our 2 week mark! Kat's car needs an oil change soon...
Not too long of a drive, but the entire drive was desert between Roswell and the campground, so we weren't sure of the place we'd be staying in. We drove over one last hill and saw our little oasis of a campground, a small beautiful, clear blue lake at the base of red cliffs. We set up camp and headed straight into town for food and the International UFO Museum and Research Center! The museum was interesting to say the least, even if it was a bit hokey. The biographies and the Roswell incident were very well researched, but we couldn't figure out what was true or not - but I suppose that's sort of the point. It's unbelieveable how much of Roswell's marketing plays off of the UFO legend.
After the museum, we headed to Albertson's for some dinner groceries, and a couple of fireworks from a tent in the parking lot. Headed back to our campground to swim in the lake, the sun hitting the lake and cliffs. The lake was so nice; the water was perfectly clear and warm. We also met our neighbors - Mark and Cindy from Guadalupe! And Steve from New Jersey, who was driving his Harley across the country. He offered us a few dollars for some dinner, and since it was our first successful cooking-dinner-on-the-grill experience, we were eager to give him a plate of food. We all talked and ate for a couple of hours, all the while being attacked by moths. Big ones. We said goodnight early and headed to bed.