One trip west we spent most of a day getting lost driving around in the vicinity of Santa Fe NM; there are some awesome places to visit -- Indian Reservations, a town with hot springs and dinky little motels to stay in, and a lot of high mountain desert. If you live in Iowa anyplace that dry and empty seems very exotic.
But I don't remember visiting Frijoles, New Mexico. Now I have to go. I want to eat refried beans in Frijoles.