Caverns Motel of Carlsbad
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... getting shorter and spread further apart. The desert landscape was also become more evident with sand being more common. Besides those changes we also began seeing oil drills here and there. We arrived in Carlsbad and immediately went to Walmart to do some food shopping and then went to camp to set up. This campsites didn't have much greenery around but luckily there was just enough grass or dead grass to lay our tents over. I got onto much laundry as it was getting ...
... and continued our drive into the park, more than 7 miles …into pure white sand hills, mountains and dunes. Nothing but sand as white as snow. In fact kids ages 5 to 85 were sledding down the hills of sands like a winter snow. The wind blows the sand around daily as you witness the snow plows, plowing the roads to remove the sand from the pavement. The hills move every year and can change as much as 30 feet in height from the wind ...
... square metres (8.2 acres) into which you could fit about 6.2 football fields.
A one-mile, self-guided underground walk takes approximately 1½ to 2 hours, the circular route takes you through the immense space and along the way you see every type of speleological formation known. Stalagmites, stalactites, columns, soda straws, popcorn, etc. Like all caves, it feels like you are in another world, another time. Way ...
... between at GMNP. The huge parking lot was packed with people at CCNP.
We got our tickets to the cavern and made our way down the elevator. The main lobby in the cavern is huge. We took the self guided tour of the big room. It was amazingly big. It felt like it went on forever. We saw lots of cave formations and were saddened to learn that humans had pretty much killed the cavern. Between paving the ground above the cavern and for many years using the cavern ...
... two hour drive. It was a very boring drive with nothing much to look at but sagebrush, and a pass through Artesia which is where the wells of the same name originated. Who knew? We arrived outside the National Park around 11:30 and had to stop to leave the camper at an RV park as there are no campsites inside the National Park. We then drove to the visitor which is in the Guadalupe mountains, ate our lunch quickly and got tickets for a 1 pm tour ...
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