visitation to roswell, n.m.
by rodney "pygoya" chang, july 2006
All photographs copyrighted 2006 by Rodney Pygoya Chang. All Rights Reserved.
Arrival by Air Main Street UFO Museum Alien Parade Alien Chase Run Town Life Housing Business Art
Alien Chase Run results 2006
My first sunrise in Roswell! Super 8 Motel is 4 miles
from the starting line at the
Convention Center. There's no motel shuttle, taxi or bus service at 5:15 am. So I
have to run/walk the distance to get there on time to pick up my running number. I pass
the Military Institute, the famous high school and college over 100 years in operation.
Football NFL star Roger Starbuck played here.
The campus sits on acres and acres!
I pass the future site of the UFO Museum & Research
Center, to take out a whole city block.
Ground breaking targeted for next year's big 60th anniversary of the Roswell UFO crash.
I spot Alien faced light poles so I gotta be in Roswell!
It stands guard over MacDonald's on Main Street, shaped as a flying saucer!
I sign in in time, then wait 40 minutes for the late start.
No sleep for 2 days due to impossibility to sleep on planes; it
took a 13 hour journey to get from Hawaii to Roswell, via
layovers in Denver and Albuquerque.
The race about to start at 7:15am. Was supposed to be 7 am. I
could feel the heat building
minute by minute. It also was more humid than usual, according to the race director. I also
forgot about the 3500 ft. elevation versus sea level where I train in Hawaii. I was panting for
air early in the race and had to adjust my pace.
The makeshift aisle leading to the Finish Line.
I did it! "YOU CAN DO IT!"
Cool awards ceremony with a rock band for celebrating!
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