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Day 20: Roswell, NM to Tatum, NM

73 Miles: Wide Open Spaces On The Eastern New Mexico Plains - February 20, 2008

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New Mexico Plains
Now THIS was the wide open plains. Today I biked from Roswell to Tatum, and the scenery didn't change much.
New Mexico Plains
Absolutely nothing out there. A roadside view
Lea County, New Mexico
I entered Lea County and was enamored with the sky.

Tatum, New Mexico

I arrived in the small town of Tatum at the 73 mile mark. I washed up in my motel room, walked along the main road and continued to notice these artistic black metal signs all over the place!

I soon realized Tatum is the home of Westcraft Metal Arts, an artistic metal company that ships their creative work all over the world! I walked along their property and browsed the inside of the store.

Tatum, New Mexico
An overhead street sign on Broadway. I learned the owner donated many signs to the town.
Tatum New Mexico Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber of Commerce sign.

Oh and congratulations to Stevie Stroud! :)

Tatum, New Mexico
Dorado's Steak House
Westcraft Metal Arts
The entrance to Westcraft Metal.
Westcraft Metal Arts
Inside the shop.
Westcraft Metal Arts
If you're a "Montgomery" and a cowboy type, you could put something like this on your front lawn! ;)
Westcraft Metal Arts
I love the prickly pears!
Dorado's Steak House
Inside Dorado's Steak House. Notice the "Homemade Pie" metalwork!
Westcraft Metal Art
A cowboy among saguaros. :)

New Mexico Sunset
New Mexico Sunset
The sunset from Tatum.

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