Caverns Motel of Carlsbad
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... and we were treated to a lovely dinner and had a wonderful evening talking and planning out our day tomorrow. And with that, I am off to sleep, as it is 10:30 and (as usual, it seems like) we have an early wake-up!
Thanks for reading!
Paige and Karin
Edit: I will post pictures tomorrow as I don't have many good ones on my phone and will need to get them off the camera! I promise I will post them soon though :)
Edit (6/20): Pictures are now up! ...
... beautiful sunlight and clear skies. Off to Carlsbad.
We were ready for a nice hotel and a non-franchised diner. Luckily we came across the Trinity Hotel right downtown Carlsbad. We stopped to see if there were any vacancies and sure
enough the cheerful clerk said she had two rooms left. We snatched them up and went to unpack and get cleaned up for a great evening meal.
I met Ben in the lobby about ...
From El Paso the bus took up to Carlsbad in New Mexico. Destination Carlsbad Caverns National Park. It is the largest cave in the U.S. and the 7th largest in the world. As it is good custom for a Chinese tourist group you do the quick quick thing for a visit. So I had no choice but to take the elevater down to the caves with my "family". Being down there, I have realized there is a much nicer way to enter the various rooms of the cave which ...
... miles up and 4 miles down so it was actually way more steep then the one in Big Bend. Although it was quite difficult, not having hiked the day before went a long way in having much more energy. We kept thinking we were getting to the top of the mountain but we would go around a bend and see another higher peak in front of us. It was annoying and hilarious and we kept saying to each other ...
... formations glittered and glistened. Colors from minerals long ago deposited on the hanging formations such as stalactites, draperies, flowstone and soda straws made the decorations look like hanging carrots or beets, bacon or strawberries. It was mesmerizing.
We camped at the campground right next to the park for two nights and did everything they had to offer at the Caverns. Unfortunately we only have pictures of the mountain that the caverns are ...
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