Day 24 "Blogging from A-Z Challenge"!
Marks the Spot!!!
of where the Aliens Landed!
I'm talking ROSWELL!!
Okay. I cheated a little. We did NOT travel to a place that begins with the letter "X". Sooooo, here's the next best thing!
The infamous day - July 8, 1947
First stop in Roswell? The UFO Museum.
It made a believer out of me.
True, it had some hokey exhibits like this one,
But then, here's an exhibit of what I think what could be construed as "realistic"....
We watched a few films...one from an engineer who worked on a project to try to repair an "object" that had landed on earth. This particular engineer said that he had never encountered that type of material in his life. I thought the video was very convincing. Reading over the material of the poor rancher who first reported a "flying saucer" that landed on his ranch, then only to recant his story? Hmmmm....seems awfully fishy to me folks! My eyes got wider as I went through the museum. Jim just snorted and shook his head.
The town of Roswell really jumped on the theme of aliens, though.
There are alien lamp posts
A handful of gift shops with an alien stamped on anything, an "alien" coffee shop
and even the McDonald's is shaped like a flying saucer!
There is a nearby place that you can go to escape from all the alien madness. It's called the Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge. And you will see things like this....
We also visited the Roswell Museum and Art Center, which, to my best recollection, was free, and I love a bargain!
So, you WILL forgive me for choosing "Roswell" for "X" marking the spot, yes?
I knew you would!
Ta-Ta! See you on the "Y" train! Our trip is coming to an end soon! That's good because I'm just about out of underwear!