So I took a little ride today. It was only 275 miles and while I had no real destination, I planned on stopping at anything that looked somewhat photogenic. As you can see, there are many things to see on New Mexico’s backroads. Leaving my place, I headed south on NM Route 3 to Encino. The first time Nina and I made this trip, the hotel was still open and for sale. 22 years have been pretty hard on that place.
I had breakfast at Penny’s Diner on NM Route 60. Killer omelet was made by Jodie! I killed 45 minutes there chatting with some of the locals before continuing east on Rt. 60. 60 is not a very pretty route but it does have some items of interest. While not a ghost town, Yeso is a near ghost with only a few buildings occupied.
I realized that continuing on 60 was the long way home, but I figured “what the hell” and kept on heading east. I turned north at Ft. Sumner after taking a picture at the Billy the Kid Museum. While cruising north, I started to wonder if NM Route 84 was the route that had that old sign from a defunct restaurant. It turns out that it was and that would be the last picture in the set below. I took 84 to I-25 and 25 home.