Roswell Museum and Art Center Entrance
In the morning Larry and I went on a hike that took us to the Bottomless Lakes Visitor Center. The trail we took was Life on the Buff Trail, it took us from the camping area to the primitive camping area and then to the visitor center. During our hike we saw Devil’s Inkwell and Mirror Lake. Devil’s Inkwell is 32 feet deep and got its name because of the steep sides and dark water. There are primitive campsites that look over Devil’s Inkwell. Mirror Lake is 50 feet deep and got its name because of the beautiful reflection of the surrounding red bluffs. It has two lakes one has fish and the other one doesn’t because it has too much salt in it. As we hiked we stopped occasionally to read about the lakes and the eco system. We were surprised to learn that all the lakes have salt in them. The reason why is because the water sifts through gypsum and limestone. The visitor center is small but gives you a lot of information about Bottomless Lake State Park. The hike was very easy and pretty.
Bottomless Lakes State Park Visitor Center
We have driven by Roswell a few times during our travels but we never stopped to visit. It is only 14 miles from Bottomless Lakes State Park so we decided to drive to town to walk through the Roswell Museum and Art Center. The museum was very nice with exhibits of art and history of the Southwest. There was a big exhibit about Robert Hutchings Goddard, who was an American engineer, professor, physicist and inventor. His work as both theorist and engineer that made spaceflight possible. The art exhibits were exquisite. The museum was super.
An art display by Diane Marsh
A display about Flight Testing in Roswell
Last Emperor by Tim Prythero