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markg
12-29-2007, 07:28 PM
Roswell has been a place on my "hitlist" for a while, but the expense of getting there has been prohibitive.

However thanks to Southwest and their Ding fares, Roswell will be a reality on 2/1!

I got a Ding this morning of a one way fare from PHL to Albuquerque of $81 plus tax. As I had a $74 ticket credit on file, this looked good. I also had a $120 ticket credit on AirTran, but they don't fly to ABQ...damn!! That's when the brain waves started, and I checked a one way fare from DFW to PHL with AirTran $80 plus tax one way. A quick Mapquest showed it to be at least an 8 hour drive, so I checked Delta who I had a small credit with. $97 plus tax one way via SLC (another airport on my hitlist!) with a bonus of a flight on an MD-90 (something else on my hitlist)

So I am now traveling on 1/31 from PHL via Houston Hobby on Southwest (boring 737's, but a great airline!) 2/2 ABQ-SLC-DFW on a Skywest (never flown on them) CRJ 100 (why couldn't it be a 900??) then on 2/3 from DFW via ATL to PHL (another new airline and a 717, what a way to start 2008!) Total cost approximately $120 instead of $320 but $200 worth of cancellation charges in the past year (but don't tell the wife that ;-)

Anyone wishing to join me is more than welcome!

G-BOAD
12-29-2007, 07:47 PM
I always wanted to go to New Mexico. I alway thought about doing a flight to El Paso, then renting a car. Anyway, have a great trip and bring back some nice photos if you can!

moose135
12-29-2007, 08:45 PM
Roswell? Make sure you get photos of the little grey men!

http://www.roswellufofestival.com/

markg
12-30-2007, 12:21 AM
Roswell? Make sure you get photos of the little grey men!

http://www.roswellufofestival.com/

Why do you think I'm going? :wink:

PHL Approach
12-30-2007, 04:35 AM
I always wanted to go to New Mexico. I alway thought about doing a flight to El Paso, then renting a car. Anyway, have a great trip and bring back some nice photos if you can!

It's absolutely gorgeous there. El Paso.. grimy, thank god it's in a different state. Have a friend that lives in Alamogordo, I've spent a few weeks there over the past year and I like the state more and more every time I go. Can't wait to go back again.

White Sands
http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id ... 508&size=o (http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=1703057508&size=o)

White Sands
http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id ... 821&size=o (http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=1702201821&size=o)

White Sands
http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id ... 180&size=o (http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=1703145180&size=o)

Casa Blanca north of Alamogordo
http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/3261/casablanca1jt3.jpg

Can't remember where this was taken, I believe heading west on 380 though the White Sands Missile Range
http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/5452/drivingnmuk7.jpg

Holloman AFB exit sign
http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/6537/hollomanafbsignho7.jpg

Driving northbound up I-25 to Albuquerque in the vicinity of Socorro, NM
http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/4814/i25nmkw4.jpg

cancidas
12-30-2007, 01:53 PM
haven't been to roswell in a long time, made a few trips there from LUF and P18 back in the day. the last tmie i was there we landed our helo on a church's football field because one of my crew chiefs had family there and they invited us over for breakfast. we ended up having quite a crowd gathered when we left, probably all of the kids in the neighborhood were there to watch us lift off.

SengaB
01-08-2008, 02:34 PM
Awsome shots mark,
Its amazing to think that that was all underwater at one time.

Senga