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My Close Encounter with Roswell New Mexico

Alien themed streetlight in Roswell, New Mexico (photo by Tui Cameron)
Alien themed streetlight in Roswell, New Mexico (photo by Tui Cameron)

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:

  1. The singer John Denver hails from Roswell, New Mexico. (Gasp! Perhaps his ultralight aircraft was reverse engineered?)
  2. 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:


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    • mentalmosaic mentalmosaic

      Thanks, Kimberly!

      I hope to visit again in 2012, actually. Roswell was more fun than I expected.


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  3. Debby Benway Debby Benway

    I traveled thru Roswell for the first time in March of 2010. I LOVE all the references to UFOs & space aliens. Too funny!

    • mentalmosaic mentalmosaic

      Hi Laree’ & Debby: Thanks for your comments. I would definitely like to go back to Roswell sometime, especially during their yearly Alien Festival. That has got to be fun. :) ~Tui

  4. Laree' Laree'

    How fun is that! Sounds like a great trip. Love the photos!

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