Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Long Island, New York,
Vacation Help: Texas & New Mexico
OK - I've gotten approval from SWMBO for a vacation - even managed to get an extra three or four days too.
Anyway - the general plan is to leave Long Island July 30 and hot foot it down to Texas, meander with a slight purpose across Texas to Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico, meander with a little less purpose up to Mesa Verde. After Mesa Verde its off to C. Springs to visit family by around August 9th or 10th and then get lost until its time to go home.
So, I have some questions: First, from a casual glance at the map, it looks like Texarcana is where I'll be entering Texas - I hope to cross over the top of Texas to Carlsbad. How long might this take if I my goal were to try to make time on backroads? Any backroads or town suggestions?
Next, basically the same question for New Mexico: Starting from Carlsbad Caverns and heading North up to Mesa Verde. This time I'll be looking for a more relaxed ride and will be willing to do side trips and some sightseeing (I love roadside oddities and goofball museums.)
I'll be camping most of the way if that matters for your suggestions.