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Old 05-04-2012, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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if you are doing the I-40 route you probably will not be able to even consider someplace like Las Crucas or the Carlsbad Caverns. I would consentrate on the Albuquerque area like mentioned and visit Old Town. and if time permits you will want to head up to Sante Fe.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Sacramento Mtns of NM
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if you are doing the I-40 route you probably will not be able to even consider someplace like Las Crucas or the Carlsbad Caverns.
Ummm....the OP wrote:

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It looks like our route brings us in on I-10, north on I-25 then east on I-40.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:39 PM
 
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Stop at Bosque del Apache, a lush bird sanctuary just off 25 between Las Cruces and Albuquerque. Might depend a bit on when you're coming thru, and what birds are there at that time. Winter is spectacular, with many thousands of Snow geese, on and on. Eat green chile cheeseburgers in nearby San Antonio..there are two famous places there for GCCBs.
In late Fall there is a crane festival, but there are tons of birds there all the time. It's a bit like finding the Everglades (minus 'gators) in the middle of the desert.
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If you're coming thru Las Cruces around meal time stop in Old Mesilla, a cool historic town on the outskirts of LC with a number of fine Mexican restaurants and historic plaza.
You'll see signs on I 40. www.oldmesilla.org
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:22 PM
 
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Seriously think about spending more time on the trip. TThat route was designed to go fast across the state while also passing through cities.

Not many years ago, Tucumcari was a living museum of Route 66. Something -- maybe the recession killed if dead. And nobody has buried the body. No one on the streets, the great old signs fallen apart -- it's depressing. Last time I went through Santa Rosa was much better. Great little restaurant in an old bank -- but avoid the hotel down the street.

Slow down and live and live it up.

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Old 05-07-2012, 07:44 PM
 
Location: NM south central mountains
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Stop at Bosque del Apache, a lush bird sanctuary just off 25 between Las Cruces and Albuquerque. Might depend a bit on when you're coming thru, and what birds are there at that time. Winter is spectacular, with many thousands of Snow geese, on and on. Eat green chile cheeseburgers in nearby San Antonio..there are two famous places there for GCCBs.
In late Fall there is a crane festival, but there are tons of birds there all the time. It's a bit like finding the Everglades (minus 'gators) in the middle of the desert.
Southwest Region Fish and Wildlife Service

If you're coming thru Las Cruces around meal time stop in Old Mesilla, a cool historic town on the outskirts of LC with a number of fine Mexican restaurants and historic plaza.
You'll see signs on I 40. www.oldmesilla.org
I would agree. Las Cruces is a very nice town and Old Mesilla is more interesting than Old Town and easier to drive to. I think you might look for signs off !-25 not !-40.
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Abu Al-Qurq
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I would agree. Las Cruces is a very nice town and Old Mesilla is more interesting than Old Town and easier to drive to. I think you might look for signs off !-25 not !-40.
Given that almost any driver with a clock will take the bypass from Deming to Hatch to save 42 minutes, LC and its environs are not going to be easier to drive to than 5 minutes off the Central Ave. exit on I-25.

And you'd probably be looking for signs off I-10 to get to La Mesilla from points west.
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:47 AM
 
Location: NM south central mountains
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Zoid, I was referring to his last paragraph. I have lived in New Mexico almost 50 years and know both areas. Just my opinion.
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