Continuing the journey from Shakespeare ghost town, we visited Las Cruces (“The Crosses”), New Mexico, and El Paso, Texas. El Paso is a border town and for foreigners, I would recommend carrying a US visa or green card as there are temporary CBP checkpoints set up in its vicinity.

Majestic View of Las Cruces from a distance
Majestic View of Las Cruces from a distance
Somewhere on the highway near Las Cruces
Somewhere on the highway near Las Cruces
Road runner sculpture made of recycled material
Roadrunner sculpture made of recycled material
Big Chilli Inn
Big Chilli Inn

I wouldn’t recommend spending more than a few hours in Las Cruces. If you are planning to eat then do check out the town/pueblo of Mesilla next to Las Cruces before leaving. Our next stop was El Paso, Texas. Right across the Rio Grande is the Mexican city of Ju├írez.

View of El Paso
View of El Paso
San Jacinto Plaza
San Jacinto Plaza

We continued our journey to Carlsbad.