United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcements:
  • Umbria Writers Needed
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 16, 15 at 03:13 PM
  • Writers Need for New Zealand Guide
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 15, 15 at 03:11 PM
View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Miami Erotic Massage
  2. 2 Another Quick NYC Trip - Food Ideas?
  3. 3 Trip Report 8wks Exploring Canada, Alaska & the Northwestern States
  4. 4 Road trip from and back to New York
  5. 5 50th in Hawaii
  6. 6 Trip Report a lovely week in Grand Lake
  7. 7 Trip Report Bear cubs at Wild Animal Sanctuary
  8. 8 Martha's Vineyard_Day Trip
  9. 9 11 days SE coast road trip
  10. 10 Silverthorne
  11. 11 New Issues with Air BnB in NYC
  12. 12 Places to stay in TX...?
  13. 13 Best Affordable Hotel to Stay in Montana - Deborah
  14. 14 Where are the orcas near Seattle?
  15. 15 Trip Report Trip Report - Chicago - Thunstorms, Thunderstorms, Thunderstorms
  16. 16 Afternoon in Philadelphia
  17. 17 Condo rental for snowbirds
  18. 18 Ironman Housing in Kailua Kona
  19. 19 advice for Short trip from Dallas to?
  20. 20 Condos in Kauai and Big Island
  21. 21 Road trip from Iowa to South Carolina
  22. 22 My Topic TitlePalm Springs at the Last MInute, Help Please!
  23. 23 Roadtrip in the South. Help on when to go!
  24. 24 Where to stay for 1 night near Morgantown WV
  25. 25 Driving from Baltimore to Savannah Ga
View next 25 » Back to the top

Trip Report Summer Family Vacation

Jump to last reply

My family took a summer vacation late July/early August. Sorry this is late but I've been real busy.

We drove from Austin, TX and our itinerary was:
Carlsbad, NM/Carlsbad Caverns
Roswell, NM
Santa Fe, NM
Boulder, CO
Jackson Hole, WY/Grand Tetons
Gardiner, MT/Yellowstone National Park
Casper, WY
Granby, CO (wedding)
Wichita, KS

This portion covers the New Mexico portion

I've described Carlsbad Caverns in previous trips and this one was no different. Read my previous report from a few years back on that. Only difference this time was we stayed at the Fairfield Inn, it is brand new and very nice. We spent a full day at the Caverns.

Next day we drove to Roswell, NM and checked out the Alien Museum there. I highly recommend the museum. Lots of conspiracy theory, a flying saucer for the kids, documentaries, an interesting place overall.

Next up was Santa Fe. Spent a couple of days there. Stayed at a Residence Inn and was upgraded to Penthouse Suite, that was very nice! We drove into the town square, parked, and walked around. I enjoyed seeing all the people milling about, looking at the town square with all the vendors, and touring the cathedral there. We ate at a pizza place for lunch, it's the only one advertised from the square but I can't remember the name.

That night we went to a superb Mexican restaurant, New Maria's Mexican Restaurant. It's in an historic building and serves authentic spicy Mexican fare. It was one of the best Mexican restaurants I've ever eaten at.

6 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement