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Want a Road Trip Postcard from Me?

Do you love postcards, too? I love getting postcards from friends. If they’re funny or interesting, I either tack ’em to the wall for travel inspiration or I use them for bookmarks. Plus, it’s such a pleasant surprise to get something in the mail besides a bill – and to see someone’s actual handwriting! So, here’s the deal: I’m taking a writing research trip soon and would be delighted to send some postcards to friends along the way. Any takers? How to get a postcard If you’d like a quirky postcard from my upcoming road trip, all you have to…

Photo Essay: UFO Themed Town of Roswell, New Mexico

OK, so it was actually more of a roadtrip through Roswell than a roadtrip to Roswell, New Mexico, but I am glad we stopped by because I made two startling discoveries: The singer John Denver hails from Roswell, New Mexico. (Gasp! Perhaps his ultralight aircraft was reverse engineered?) New Mexican style Mexican food is quite different than the Tex Mex we get here in the Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex. I didn’t spot any UFOS in the sky, but shop windows and signs featured aliens galore: For those who don’t know, Roswell’s main claim to fame is that in 1947…

UFO Shaped McDonald’s in Roswell, New Mexico

McDonald’s Worth a Road Trip Detour I usually avoid McDonald’s restaurants on road trips, simply because I want to taste local flavors and support small, non-franchised family restaurants whenever possible. Plus, we all know what the menu is like, and if we’re really craving one of their burgers, we can always get one at home. Alien Themed McDonald’s Address That said, if you ever travel through Roswell, New Mexico there is one McDonald’s fast food restaurant worth visiting, not for the food, but for the architecture: this particular McD’s looks like a flying saucer! Here’s the address for the alien-themed…

UFO Shaped McDonald’s in Roswell, New Mexico

This McDonald’s is Worth a Road Trip Detour I usually avoid McDonald’s restaurants on road trips, simply because I want to taste local flavors and support small, non-franchised family restaurants whenever possible. Plus, we all know what the menu is like, and if we’re really craving one of their burgers, we can always get one at home. [CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE PHOTOS & READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE] Tweet This Post

My Close Encounter with Roswell New Mexico

OK, so it was actually more of a roadtrip through Roswell than a roadtrip to Roswell, New Mexico, but I am glad we stopped by because I made two startling discoveries: The singer John Denver hails from Roswell, New Mexico. (Gasp! Perhaps his ultralight aircraft was reverse engineered?) New Mexican style Mexican food is quite different than the Tex Mex we get here in the Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex. I didn’t see any UFOS in the sky, but I spotted shop windows and signs all over town featuring aliens galore: TO SEE MORE PHOTOS and READ THE REST, CLICK…