Day 6, Roswell, NM
The drive from Amarillo to Roswell was long, but not unpleasant. I took the four lane highway, and it was scenic.
Well, Ok, so a lot of the time the scenery was of flat land that went on forever. But it beat the scenery driving through Arkansas. And part of Oklahoma. Just remember if you are ever driving from Amarillo to Roswell, get gas before you leave Clovis.
The drive was pretty easy and I rolled into Roswell fairly early. Luckily the La Quinta I am staying at allowed me to check-in early. Which was good because it was 95 degrees and with my MS, I was dragging.
And Eleanor, who has not been doing as well as she could for the last few days, was glad to be out of the car.
I hightailed it to the International UFO Museum. It was pretty cool and even better because their system was down and I got in for free! Even though the $7 admission would have been well worth it.
A benefit to this museum is that there are chairs to sit in available throughout the museum. Important if you have MS, it’s hot and you are struggling. Which I was after the short walk from the parking lot to the museum.
Using my two canes, which I think has been beneficial for me on this trip, I managed to get my photo made in front of this motley crew of aliens. But you will notice, I do not get my picture made with my caned visible.
Why? Well, it’s a process. A road trip if you will. Part of dealing with MS is learning when to ask for help, when to realize you need help and how to get help. And that is OK.
I would like to do a special shout out to the lady working at the museum. I explained to her what I was doing and why I looked so haggard. She told me her older sister has MS. She gets it.
And lastly, here is a dead alien prop from the 1995 Alien Autopsy special. I just kinda like it.
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