We are from the UK and planning a road trip next April through New Mexico. We are probably going to finish the NM part of the trip around Carlsbad (to see the caverns and Roswell) before heading to Dallas Fort Worth to fly home. Ideally we don't want to do that drive all in one day - could anyone recommend somewhere roughly halfway between the two to stop off? We wouldn't need to be at the airport until late afternoon, so ideally it would be somewhere where there might be something to entertain us for a couple of hours in the morning before heading off. Ideally also somewhere with some decent places to eat, and reasonably priced hotels.
If anyone has any suggestions I'd be grateful.