Lake Brantley State Park (north of Carlsbad) to Ft Sumner Lake State Park

The wind was terrible when we were touring the Living Desert. It’s a good thing we hadn’t planned on driving very far. I think they probably closed the highway to high profile vehicles due to the high winds. We heard there was a fatal crash that shut down the freeway for a few hours.  Anyway, we camped at Lake Brantley State Park, for $14 (elec/wtr). New Mexicans are whimps (see the white caps on the water?).  On the Columbia River, this would be wind-surfing weather!
Lake Brantley State Park
Lake Brantley State Park - high winds

 We planned a trip through Roswell so we could, as Don put it, “see some weird stuff”.  We found the UFO Museum and Research Center. It is in an old theater in the middle of town. It was hard to tell which patrons were there to glean some useful information and reasons for their strange dreams, and who was just having fun. 🙂

UFO Museum
UFO Museum - Roswell, NM
UFO Identification Chart
Official UFO Identification Chart

We drove north towards Ft Sumner. The wind is expected to get stronger throughout the day again. We got into the State Park before it got too bad. This campground is a little more primitive (no showers) but we still found a few sites with elec/wtr for $14/night.

Ft Sumner Lake State Park
Ft Sumner Lake State Park
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