Originally Posted by LOL!
How did Deming rate 3 pages of a thread here? Mind-boggling!
Good question. I have driven through everyone of those towns during our yearly summer pilgrimage from the southwest to the upper midwest. Most are fuel/overnight stops for those traveling I-10 and I-25. All expansion has been big box store and fast food joints, there is nothing attractive about any of the towns, however the overall area is beautiful from the air. La Cruces does have the world famous La Posta Mexican restaurant and Frank Borman. Of all of them, only Trinidad, Co was kinda cute. Having said this, northern NM is interesting especially the town Chama.
Btw, the wind blows ALL the time in NM unlike AZ.