Fairfield Inn & Suites Carlsbad
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... we had to climb through Guadalupe Mountains National Park. As we went up and up, we started seeing this white stuff on the ground. As we neared the apex, the scenery became quite spectacular. Not sure, but it looked like frozen fog, which was quite thick on the bushes, grass, and everything. Temperatures were around 20 degrees, so it ain't melting any time soon (see pix below). Never seen anything quite like it. So, we motored on to ...
... but stayed overnight in a town called Carlsbad, about an hour from Austin. Over prized motels lined the interstate coming into town but after about five visits to less than desirable/over priced places we came to a motel called Great Western which was ok and better priced at about $120 for the two rooms. Shopped at a not so good super market and had a family dinner in our room. Prices here higher too and when John put the wine and beer in front of the cashier he was ...
... intersection, and the first one there goes first, the second one goes second, and so on. I really miss roundabouts. Traffic keeps moving, and figuring out the order of who goes first is easier. Here cars rush up to the four-way stop and slam on the brakes to make it clear they are next in line. Easing up to the intersection just leads to confusion because the car isn't at a complete stop yet. Roundabouts and how people approach them make sense, but these ...
... an eastern exposure and springs high on its slopes. Andy and Liam even found a patch of native squash. The squash is small, round, with darker and lighter green stripes. They left most for the birds and wildlife, but they collected a couple each so they could plant the seeds in our garden next spring.
I'm very happy to report that we didn't hear or see any rattlesnakes. The area around Carlsbad used to be known as Rattlesnake Flats for the vast number of snakes.
... Headed off to find our Campsite (Carlsbad KOA), signed in and set the tent up in record time so we could head back to the Caverns to see the bats come out to feed at dusk. They have build a nice auditorium at the mouth of the caverns to watch the bats come out. We had a 45 minute talk and then they exited!!!! Thousands upon thousands - actually between 250,000 and 400,000 swarming and off to feed. Quite something to behold - and certainly not to be forgotten. ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility