Monday, March 30, 2015

If it's Monday, it must be ... the 2015 New Mexico Lake Tour

I like Roswell. It's a city, but not a huge one, so there are lots of conveniences without lots of congestion. A city's libraries draw me.

I'm losing track of what lake park goes with what town. 

Brantley Lake ➔➔ Carlsbad (caverns, more or less)
Bottomless Lakes ➔➔ Roswell (UFO museum)
Sumner Lake ➔➔ Fort Sumner (The REAL grave of Billy the Kid)
Santa Rosa Lake ➔➔ Santa Rosa (Blue Hole) 

"Tree of Knowledge" sculpture outside Roswell Public Library.

Roswell doesn't give the impression that it's a desert town. I don't know its water status, but there are a lot of big trees that indicate a more abiding water source than occasional irrigation.


If you really want to know which lake this is, I'll try to remember.

Roxanne Ellis VanWormer. Photograph by Wolfgang Rebesky
Must have been Fort Sumner at a Billy the Kid museum.

I was in dire need. They didn't care.

Fort Sumner Chamber of Commerce

The state parks are great, and I'm losing details. Lakes! Lots of lakes. The Bottomless Lakes aren't. Brantley, Sumner, and Santa Rosa lakes are created by dams on the Pecos River. This completes the informative segment of today's post. And, today's post.

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Evie said...

We haven't been to that part of NM yet. Your post has moved it right up the list. Great pictures a usual. Thank you for the pretty post. :)

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

Hey! 4 out of 5 is pretty darned good. I'm impressed!

Suzanne said...

Roxanne, if you are still in Roswell, and you are currently a "cheatin' vegan," don't miss the Green Chili Cheeseburger at Big D's Downtown Dive. I would detour through Roswell for a chance at that cheeseburger all over again!

JO said...

I love that tree of course all those neat tiles too. Looks like a place I really need to visit this summer.

Good Luck Duck said...

Suzanne, I missed out on Big D's this time, but will remember it for next time. That's high praise from a cattleman's daughter! I did try one in San Antonio (Buckhorn), but was only whelmed.

Roswell is neat, Jo. I enjoyed it.

Al Christensen said...

Is there also a Tree of Wild-Assed Speculation at the UFO museum?

Good Luck Duck said...

LLOL, Al! Yes, throughout.

Jodee Gravel said...

Just picked up the 90 year old MIL from Roswell yesterday to bring her up here to Ruidoso for a family reunion. I love Roswell as the perfect size "town", but have still not seen the Tree. Definitely a must-see on our next time through - and of course all the lakes and their designated specialnessess.....

Pam said...

Great public art at the library, I agree with the sentiment "fear no art!"

MFH said...

Yo! In case you're wondering what I'm doing way back here....I'm reading your history. VeeeeeeeEEEEEEEERRRRRYYYY In-ter-esting as Sgt Schultz was wont to say.

In case you're up that way, Silverton, Colorado has one of the cosiest libraries; good wifi too. They also have a broad selection of books for too.