I didn't think about the deer or elk thing. I usually try to not travel thru there early morning or late evening. I spend a lot of time on the motorcycle in that part of the country.
A little bit about places to eat. Big rigs are going to be hard to find parking in some locations. As you hit Mayhill, the Mayhill Cafe and Hotel is on the right side of the road, just good food. In Cloudcroft, near the Allsups convience store is a good place to park, if you want to walk around Cloudcroft. Just stay out of the Tourquiose Shop, east end of the town strip, if you want to save a few $. Give Carol, our best and she will treat you right. My guess you will be staying near Mesilla. Andele's is a super place to eat, true NM Mexican. Double Eagle in Mesilla is also nice, a little more upscale. Green Chile Cheeseburgers, Dick's Cafe, Valley Drive. Mesilla Valley Kitchen on Lohman for breakfast. Ranchway on Valley Drive, Mexican and BBQ. Just a few places we visit. We usually hang out at the smaller local establishments. Most places know me, that could be bad. Just mention my name, and throw in Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association and they will know who we are. There are plenty of national chain stuff in the area as well. Enjoy your stay in NM. Spend lots of $$$$$. Jim
2003 36' Journey DL 330 Cat, Harley Rider
Jim and Brenda Kirkland
Command Sergeant Major, US Army, Retired