Made it to yet another beautiful park but denied access. We could see the mountains from the road but its not the same as being in them. With the government shutdown the plan of Carlsbad caverns NP, and White sands National Monument being next on the list may have to be changed.  For now rearranged the agenda and made it into Roswell NM to search for aliens.  As it turns out some alternative options have presented themselves. A county faire is active in Roswell right now and the Albuquerque international balloon Fiesta is this weekend.  I have high hopes that the parks will reopen before I depart but have a good backup plan for a already great father son trip.
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