The closest I have been to Ruidoso was Carrizozo, en route to Roswell. The feature attraction that day at noon turned out to be a sedan driving through its dusty streets with no engine hood. This was wayyy back in time, many years ago.
Rented car, driving far and wide. I look back and chuckle now, as when I arrived in Roswell, and the gas attendant (yes, it was that long ago) looked me over and asked me what I was doing in Roswell. I replied that I was just driving around. Not knowing the story of Roswell, and the legend of Arrivals to the Area.
Beautiful place, NM. I got as far north as Farmington, and as far southeast as Carlsbad.
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