El Paso is very flat, very brown, and very boring scenery-wise. Our flights from LAX to Phoenix and then on to El Paso went without a single problem. We've never flown US Airways and I was worried how it would go. (didn't they use to be something else? Can't remember which airline they combined with, but I do remember I *hated* flying with them.) Based on this trip, I'd fly with US Airways again anytime. Only airline I've ever seen that pushed out of the gate 5 minutes early.

We're spending the night in Carlsbad NM. Tomorrow we visit Carlsbad Caverns; I've never been before but hubby was here when he was about 10. Many, many (many) years ago (birthday joke; happy birthday, sweetie!) Then it's on to Roswell to connect with the mothership.