The routes followed for our 2000 trip.
I-10 from El Paso to Las Cruces and back to El Paso. US 62/US 180 from El
Paso to Carlsbad and back. Not anywhere near as much ground covered as we
would do in later years.
We flew into El Paso (the last time, at
least through 2006, that we would do this). Carlsbad Caverns was
the end-of-week trip.