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Las Cruces New Mexico

Las Cruces New Mexico is about 50 miles north of the Mexican border meaning… absolutely nothing really. The whole state of New Mexico used to be apart of Mexico so being 50 miles north of the border doesn’t mean too much in the grand scheme of things.

Fort Seldon State Monument

There is a stretch of desert South and North of the city called the “Jornada del Muerto” roughly translated (two semesters of spanish speaking) it means alot of f’n desert with no water or something like that… Well the Army back in the 1800’s smartly decided that they should find the nearest water and gaurd it. What better way to screw with others? Fort Seldon was built. It is located 15 miles north of Las Cruces so Kat and I hopped on the tandem and road the banks of the Rio Grande, along highway 185, to the location.

We arrived after closing but snapped some photos from the highway. The road we took to and from the fort is at times only 2-3 miles west of I25 (the road we came in on) but is worlds apart. Along I25 there is nada, oops Spanish again, nothing; along 185 and the Rio is all farms. Chile’s (not the restaurant), cotton, and pecans were the crops of choice and they were abundant.

White Sands

The primary reason for our stay in Las Cruces was unbelievable! So much so we are dedicating another post to it.


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