I really liked New Mexico, especially Roswell. The landscape was greener than I expected, with lots of agriculture outside the medium-sized city. Of course I had to visit the International UFO Museum and Research Center! Very interesting.
Then it was back on the road, ever westward toward the Grand Canyon. I made a brief stop in Lincoln, New Mexico, where Billy the Kid made his daring jail-break (the courthouse is to the left in the picture).
I made it to Gallup after nightfall, getting a glimpse of the lights and fun of the famous Route 66, which led me to my next campsite.