I am in the middle of planning a roadtrip for August 29-September 3. We will be leaving late afternoon on August 29, and getting back hopefully either late September 2 or early-ish September 3. When I say 'we,' I mean myself and my boyfriend. I am 28 and he is 29. We have always wanted to visit Roswell, New Mexico, so we decided to turn it into a fun roadtrip. The only thing we have set in stone is a tour recommended on Trip Advisor that we are doing at 9 AM August 31st. So, being in Roswell the 31st is really the only stipulation that this trip has.
I have been to Santa Fe and Albuquerque before, so we are more interested in the smaller towns, the hidden treasures, but would not be adverse to going back. We are both extremely active (I am a triathlete), so anything outdoors is fun. We are also a little nerdy (thus the Roswell trip), and are drawn to roadside attractions and anything that will be fun or let us see the beautiful scenery. We also love history and architecture. He and I haven't really discussed budget yet, but I can't imagine wanting to spend more than $100 a night on a hotel if we can manage it, and I would prefer to go to diners and dives rather than gourmet restaurants. Any suggestions by those who have done this before or know New Mexico would be extremely welcome. Thank you!