Carlsbad Caverns: A Cool Descent

There are affiliate links in here.* New Mexico is hot.  Like, way hotter than I expected.  Most of the road trip was around the 80's temperature wise, but not New Mexico.  It was all right around 100.  After the hot air balloon ride in Albuquerque, we told one of the guys on the balloon team we…

Cadillac Ranch: A Cadillac Graveyard In Amarillo, Texas

Ever since I learned about Cadillac Ranch in my sculpture class, I've wanted to go.  The road trip was the perfect opportunity and when I found out it was, sort of, on the route home, I got pretty excited.  I was finally going to see the Cadillacs that were half-buried in the fields of Amarillo,…

Alien Everything: Welcome to Roswell, New Mexico

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, but it was still pretty close.  I had high expectations and maybe they should have been a little…

Albuquerque From Above: A Hot Air Balloon Adventure On A New Mexico Road Trip

My fingers were probably crossed for good weather from the moment we booked our hot air balloon flight.  I'm talking a week of crossed fingers. This is serious business. For as long as I can remember, I've loved hot air balloons and wanted to ride in one.  When we started planning the southwest road trip,…

Flintstones Bedrock Williams, Arizona

Yabba Dabba Doo! A stop in Bedrock City

**Now Closed** Unfortunately, Bedrock City is closed now. After pulling into what looked like a deserted parking lot, my suspicion levels rose quickly, but I pushed those thoughts aside as we entered a building that looked a little sketchier than I would have liked.  Some of the souvenirs looked like they were there about 15…