I imagined Roswell to be a tiny alien themed everything town in the middle of nowhere New Mexico.  The middle of nowhere part was right.  The tiny town part wasn’t.  The alien themed everything was a little off too.  I had high expectations and maybe they should have been a little lower.  V2_IMG_9802

Our first impression was on our way to Carlsbad Caverns.  Upon our return from the caves, we arrived at our accommodation for the night: Americas Best Value Inn.  It was cheap, yes.  But it was also dirty.  And smoky.

If you like occasional stains, smoke smell, killing flies, and sawing in the middle of the night, this is the place for you.  If you don’t like those things, stay somewhere else.  The weirdest part was definitely waking up to the sawing sound from the room next door in the middle of the night.  Neither of us knew what it was or had any idea at all.  It was a bizarre night.
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This meant I was looking forward to the alien museum in the morning quite a bit.  Also buying everything alien.  I didn’t know what to expect from the museum, but it wasn’t as exciting as I hoped.  There was too much reading and it was pretty small.  But there were a lot of nice alien, uhh, sculptures, all over.

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We got to see how they look when they land.  Old and scared.

How they sleep.  In horizontal incubators.

How they Tan.  In vertical incubators with crazy space tanning light rays.

And how they get operated on.  Just like people.

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It was fun to see all of this stuff and buy all the alien things, but I wouldn’t make a trip for Roswell alone.  I was a last minute addition and I’m glad I finally got to see it.  I’ve wanted to for years.  Now maybe I’ll see the real ones next time.

Have you been to Roswell?  What did you think of it?  Do you want to go?  Have you seen aliens?  Do you believe in them?  So many questions!

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