Getting on/off a motorcoach; driving about 300 miles, approximately 4.5 hours over the course of the day. Walking up to 1 mile indoors and out and standing approximately 1 hour; paved sidewalks.
In the hotel meeting room, the breakfast buffet offers selections such as eggs, oatmeal, yogurt, fruit, milk, juice, coffee, tea, water.
We’ll check out of the hotel, board our motorcoach, and ride to Roswell, 200 miles southeast of Albuquerque. This drive will provide us with our first look at the arid, high-desert terrain of southern New Mexico.
At a local restaurant in Roswell, we’ll order plated meals from the menu with beverage choices of coffee, tea, water included; other beverages available for purchase.
Next, we’ll go to the Roswell Museum and Art Center, founded in 1935 through an agreement among the City of Roswell, the Works Progress Administration (WPA), the Federal Art Project (FAP), the Chaves County Archaeological and Historical Society, and the Roswell Friends of Art. It first opened in 1937 with its initial support coming in the wake of the Depression through the WPA’s project dedicated to supporting public art through federal establishments across the country. Other than the Roswell Museum and Art Center, only a few of these Federal Art Centers remain open. It is home to the largest public collection of works by Peter Hurd and Henriette Wyeth, painters who lived in the nearby Hondo Valley and made the distinctive local landscapes of southeastern New Mexico famous. Back aboard the motorcoach, we’ll drive 75 miles south to Carlsbad and check in to our hotel.
At a restaurant in Carlsbad, we’ll order plated meals from the menu with beverage choices of coffee, tea, water included; other beverages available for purchase.
After returning to the hotel, the remainder of the evening is at leisure. Prepare for check-out and transfer in the morning.