Travel Blogs from Carlsbad, United States

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Days Seventy-Eight through Eighty-Three, Carlsbad, United States travel blog

Days Seventy-Eight through Eighty-Three

A travel blog entry by happywayfarer

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... to Carlsbad (about an hour north of San Diego) on Saturday, so I could attempt my first marathon on Sunday morning. The Carlsbad Marathon was a beautiful, mostly level tour of the Southern California coast. As for my performance, I will only say that I ...

Days One Sixty and One Sixty-One, Carlsbad, United States travel blog

Days One Sixty and One Sixty-One

A travel blog entry by happywayfarer

It must have been the Chinese take-out. We moved to Carlsbad State Park on a bluff overlooking the Pacific yesterday to save a few bucks (not many though, inland campsites are $25.00 per night - got to help Arnold balance the budget) and shortly after a ...

Carlsbad Caverns, Carlsbad, United States travel blog

Carlsbad Caverns

A travel blog entry by rachandstu

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After leaving a freezing cold Alpine, we drove across the border into New Mexico and to Carlsbad Caverns through more spectacular countryside (ignoring the nodding donkeys pumping oil out of the fields). The caverns are a series of caves (obviously) ...

Days 30 & 31 - Geology Rocks!, Carlsbad, United States travel blog

Days 30 & 31 - Geology Rocks!

A travel blog entry by southtoalaska

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... hour to walk down to the Big Room and meet our ranger guide for a tour of the King's Palace. The thing about Carlsbad that is hard to comprehend is the incredible variety of exquisite decorations that adorn the cave.  The added puzzlement is ...

Off to Carlsbad, Carlsbad, United States travel blog

Off to Carlsbad

A travel blog entry by payne6roadtrip

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... centre. While exploring the kids completed their National Parks junior Ranger programmes and were then inducted as Junior National Rangers of Carlsbad Caverns !!! Rorke was most pleased with his ranger badge and told me he would wear it over his heart for ...

Off-roading in the BAT, Carlsbad, United States travel blog

Off-roading in the BAT

A travel blog entry by cliff-n-chris

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... we left the campsite this morning but about 5 miles up the road it was perfectly clear.  We were headed for Carlsbad Caverns National Park.  The road climbed up through Walnut Canyon and when we eventually reached the car park you ...

Days One Fifty-Eight and One Fifty-Nine, Carlsbad, United States travel blog

Days One Fifty-Eight and One Fifty-Nine

A travel blog entry by happywayfarer

... -out next door but if you are looking for a picturesque seaside vacation local with lots of good restaurant choices, Carlsbad is the place. I'm basing my assessment solely on the observation that the restaurants were always packed and the aromas wafting ...

Underground and Alien Exploration, Carlsbad, United States travel blog

Underground and Alien Exploration

A travel blog entry by flying_shoe

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... and Ray Davis popularized Carlsbad Caverns through black and white photographs of the magnificent underground formations. In 1923, Carlsbad Cavern was declared a national monument and in 1930 was expanded to form Carlsbad Caverns National Park. After ...

Day Thirty-Three, Carlsbad, United States travel blog

Day Thirty-Three

A travel blog entry by happywayfarer

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... cans across the parking plot. Instead, we continued north to stop for the night at a cheesy campground at the entrance to Carlsbad Caverns National Park. I'm too embarrassed to tell how much we paid for a small square of gravel and a shower too ...

Apologies, Carlsbad, United States travel blog

Apologies

A travel blog entry by flying_shoe

... . until now. I have added pictures from Mobile, New Orleans, and, of course, the new entries for Houston, San Antonio, and Carlsbad. Please return to these entries and check out the photos that may have been missed. On a side note, I would also like ...

Wacky Khaki Mammalia, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, United States travel blog

Wacky Khaki Mammalia

A travel blog entry by nearhelsinki

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... We say goodbye to Borealis, thanking her for taking time out to hang with us, and immediately drive all day into New Mexico, to Carlsbad Caverns.  That was a hasty transition; oh, I should note that on this drive, Hum-Yai takes a piss out of the ...

Now we're in Mountain Time, Carlsbad, United States travel blog

Now we're in Mountain Time

A travel blog entry by lgthib

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Started out early traveling from the San Antonio area to Carlsbad NM. Northwest Texas is pretty dry and sparsely populated. I knew when the speed limit went to 80 mph, we were in for miles and miles of emptiness. It was interesting when we came upon large ...

Deep down, Carlsbad, United States travel blog

Deep down

A travel blog entry by cth-road

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... to 800.000 bats. Nobody really knows how many they are. But I did not see them because they spend the winter in Mexico. As conclusion, whoever wants to visit Carlsbad Caverns you definitely need to do the get you way down the natural way. It is stunning! ...

Phoenix to Carlsbad, Carlsbad, United States travel blog

Phoenix to Carlsbad

A travel blog entry by zoeh

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... fabulous instincts and eventually ended up where we needed to be.  We then drove on an extremely long, flat road to Carlsbad.  There was a random border patrol stop along the way, but they didn't give us any trouble.  Apparently being ...

Legoland, Carlsbad, United States travel blog

Legoland

A travel blog entry by woolfiestrip

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... a flashing phone in our room, thanks Glenn for the call and message, pity that we missed you though. Yesterday we travelled down to Carlsbad to Legoland. This was something we had planned to do and for Josh it was a must. Interesting place with a huge ...

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Carlsbad, United States travel blog

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

A travel blog entry by johnrandall

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... I need to actually take a photography class because almost all my cavern pictures came out rotten!  I'm so torked because Carlsbad Caverns is Awesome!  I've been to many other caves in California, Oregon, and Arizona, but Carlsbad beats them ...

The Beach, Carlsbad, United States travel blog

The Beach

A travel blog entry by travelgirl2013

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... weather isn't the best for hanging out at the beach when we're here. But when it is, its wonderful. We've been in Carlsbad for the last two weeks. Getting over jet lag and trying to prepare ourselves for the eventuality of returning home. The first week ...

Journey to the Center of the Earth, Carlsbad, United States travel blog

Journey to the Center of the Earth

A travel blog entry by cliffandellyn

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Or so it felt… Today was our Carlsbad Caverns National Park day.  The story of the development of the caverns is fascinating but too long for this medium.  Suffice it to say the Guadalupe Mountains that we visited the day before, the ...

Hiking and loving it (then driving again), Carlsbad, United States travel blog

Hiking and loving it (then driving again)

A travel blog entry by h.o.t.

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... still 100 degrees out, we were not prepared to camp in the direct sun and carried on up the road to a little park just outside Carlsbad Caverns National Park. We pitched the tent, had tea and at least there is wifi in order to update our blog. Into the ...

Trains, Planes and Automobiles, Carlsbad, United States travel blog

Trains, Planes and Automobiles

A travel blog entry by travelgirl2013

... back in North America and driving on the right side of the road. I suspect it was one of his less stressful drives from LA to Carlsbad. He sure was happy. We'll be in Carlsbad for two weeks, which should give us time to get over the jet lag and slow down ...

Elfin Forest, Carlsbad, United States travel blog

Elfin Forest

A travel blog entry by travelgirl2013

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... number of things in the area, including the Elfin Community. (This is really beginning to sound quite weird). Anyway, since arriving in Carlsbad, Ian and I have been quite lazy compared to our other exploits. Mostly due to jet lag, which we're almost over ...

Down Underground..., Carlsbad Caverns National Park, United States travel blog

Down Underground...

A travel blog entry by ralphieboyo

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Since it was "my day" today, Lynnie drove us down to Carlsbad Cavern National Park.  By using the mighty Geezer Pass, we entered at no cost.  After conferring with a ranger in the Information Center, we decided to take the original entrance ...

Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park, Carlsbad, United States travel blog

Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park

A travel blog entry by travelgirl2013

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... actor, Leo Carrillo of the TV series The Cisco Kid fame (he played Pancho). It's now owned by the City of Carlsbad and has been designated a Historical National Landmark. We learned about the ranch years ago from someone at the Visitors Centre in ...

Chillin', Carlsbad, United States travel blog

Chillin'

A travel blog entry by travelgirl2013

... for a while. That means nothing too exciting to blog about though so I'm just sliding in a quick update today. We arrived in Carlsbad early last week jet lagged and suffering with colds. We seem to be over the worst of the jet lag now, I'm pleased to ...

It’s about Mountain Time!, Carlsbad, United States travel blog

It’s about Mountain Time!

A travel blog entry by cliffandellyn

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... and the views we got of the mountains. We finished up earlier than we had planned so we drove into New Mexico to Carlsbad Caverns National Park where we are scheduled to spend tomorrow.  We planned on reconnoitering so we were prepared.  We ...

A Busier Day..., Carlsbad, United States travel blog

A Busier Day...

A travel blog entry by ralphieboyo

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... to Carlsbad took only about an hour and a half, with light winds and warmer temperatures than we have been experiencing.  The Carlsbad Caverns are still about twenty miles to the south of us. We got settled, lunched and drove out to the Living ...

The underworld..., Carlsbad Caverns National Park, United States travel blog

The underworld...

A travel blog entry by fatkidfrogs

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... Post. Sounds much more interesting then it actually was, which was a closed gift shop. Convinient thought to our next destination, Carlsbad Caverns.  We woke up, put on our head lights and light jackets for our climb into the caves. Actually, we ...

The subterranean majesty of Carlsbad Caverns, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, United States travel blog

The subterranean majesty of Carlsbad Caverns

A travel blog entry by drfumblefinger

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... these minerals can impart colors like yellow, red or brown.  The following terminology is used in describing Carlsbad's formations: STALACTITE:  A rock formation hanging from a cave's ceiling, formed by mineral rich water oozing down, leaving ...

Cave-o De Mayo, Carlsbad, United States travel blog

Cave-o De Mayo

A travel blog entry by kpantazes

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... in a different area, there was very limited wildlife in the cave. I know some caves have weird, non- pigmented reptiles, but Carlsbad didn't have any. Historically, it was used for mining the bat guano. The cave temperature stays in the mid 50•'s ...

Spelunking, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, United States travel blog

Spelunking

A travel blog entry by ketasissi

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... wir uns, dort einen Stop einzulegen und in die Höhlen zu gehen. Hier, am nördlichen Rand der Chihuahua -Wüste sind die Carlsbad Caverns ( nach der Stadt Karlsbad benannt ) sind riesig, eine Halle nach der anderen in denen sich in den letzten 500 000 ...

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