Caverns Motel of Carlsbad
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... the cave. Our Ranger brought a lantern with him and turned off all the lights and lit the lantern so we could get a sense of what Jim White had done with so little. It really made an impression. On the tour we saw stalactites and stalacmites and formations called soda straws and columns and popcorn. Once our tour was done, we went next to do a self guided tour of the caves natural entrance. We rented audio tours and walked down the 750+ feet ...
... discovered. Pictures simply can not do this site justice, but we tried. As many times as I have seen this cavern, I am still awestruck by the beauty and immensity of it. The lights are kept low and everyone whispers, as if it is a sacred place. Which really isn't far from the truth, there is something inspiring about being in a place that has existed for millions of years...a place that man couldn't even hope to fully understand or replicate.
... decide! I've been gauging how far we are from civilization by using the Walmart store locator app. You know if there isn't a Walmart nearby, you're out there! ;-) So far, the furthest we've been (when we remembered to check) was 38 miles. We did, however, manage to find one in Carlsbad, so of course we stopped and picked up a few things. Debby used the self service checkout for the first time and was very ...
... up washing up in the dark which is a thankless task. After such a long day of driving I just wanna go to bed! And finally once everything is put away we do.
The next day I wake up with a horrible rash all over my face. Big red blotches like I developed acne overnight. God knows what has caused this! We head back to the cavern to hike down into it, torches at the ready. The way down in steep in places and you can hear the constant drip of water from the ...
... many different formations you could spend hours staring at them. The kids were equally awed and did the Jr. Ranger Program here as well. After walking through the caves we took the elevator back up and the boys received their badges, they even gave one to Clare. We went to yet another Mexican restaurant for dinner and waited for the part of the day we were most anticipating!
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