Caverns Motel of Carlsbad
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... also featured a brief "blackout" where participants experience the magic of absolute darkness.
We did the best we could to capture some of this marvelous space through pictures, but it really is beyond any 2-dimensional representation. The experience of being in this seemingly endless natural palace is indescribable; though we spent all day underground, we all felt that we could have spent far more time without ever tiring of the eye candy. ...
... we can see that it's reasonably busy (always a good sign) and we figure the menu will have something Jayne will eat. As the waiter takes our order we notice he has a really cool pen, it lights up when he turns it on so he can see where he's writing, we comment on it and ask where he got it from and he lets us have it!! A very nice dinner later and we are both ready for the drive back to our hotel. Chill out for a bit and then it's time for bed.
... lantern light tour of a small, undeveloped cave. The last time I was at Carlsbad I also did the Lower Cave tour on which you descend, via ropes and ladders, another 200 feet down from the big cave. Really cool.
We also were able to see the evening Bat Flight. A must see! Thousands of Mexican Freetail bats, their body no bigger than your big thumb, come pouring out of the cave entrance into the sky around sunset. They swoop and gather, undulating like a ...
... and tin foil removed we headed to Carlsbad Caverns. The caverns were ok and we made the most of the interesting rock formations (see picture). Once we reached camp we de clothed and popped our swin gear on and headed to the pool. Numerous races, water aerobics and an hour later we had dinner and a night cap (or two) before bed. The next day we were heading in to ...
... you amused with the souvenir shop to keep the cash rolling in. After a pleasant stop it was back in the truck and on the road again.
We stayed at The Hampton Inn in Carlsbad for the night,Monica and i went over to Walmart for supplies (wine, wine and coke for the bourbon). Walmart is a crazy place like a big Kmart but you can buy everything from Assault weapons to condoms .
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