A measure of the route can be given from the edited highlights:
- The northern terminus of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
|Loco #487 having a good steam, Antonito, CO|
- Some roadworks at Clines Corners
- The never-ending traffic lights in the 'burbs of Santa Fe
- A 1957 Chrysler 300C
- El Jefe
|El Jefe - a public artwork to enliven the tedium of US-285|
- Only ten miles to Roswell, and
- Raining again. Properly this time.
|Remove signposts for true representation of scenic glories of this part of NM|
Edit: I just came across this story. Even by the standards of the Forgers' Gazette (for which I can only apologise) that's tenuous. But "Pissed and possibly concussed blokes wander around for a bit before having a nice lie-down" doesn't really have the same ring to it.
On Aliens, and why they tend to crash around here: The obvious reason why alien spacecraft have been involved a Several of high-profile accidents around here is due to all the SCIENCE conducted in New Mexico during the Second Great Unpleasantness. Much research into atomic weaponry took place at Los Alamos, while the first Bomb was tested at Alamogordo. Both practically next door by local standards. The real reason, however, is simply that they fell asleep at the wheel while navigating by following US-285.
- FSVO "near" - 30 miles as the crow flies and more than 80 by road if you can get there at all. I don't think I'll bother.