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Travel Blogs from Carlsbad
... on our way, found a town with grocery store for lunch supplies, and then an old fort just outside of town with a picnic area. Looked too perfect and had to stop. I took a tour with Jim in his golf cart (very cool tour, one of best of the trip), while the kids ate all the cheese and cut cucumbers. Then we were off for more driving through small Texas towns. Got to Pecos and discovered the hotel I hoped to stay was sold out, as we're dozens more in Carlsbad. Found a cool old ...
... tested the integrity of the turtle on the top of the car!
Not 5 miles or 5 minutes later we watched as a dust storm blew straight at us. This area of the country brings new meaning to the term micro climate!
12:00 noon 78 degrees New Mexico
Oil was discovered in Southeastern New Mexico in the 1920's and then the industry busted in the 80's. There is strong evidence that oil is back -- very little difference could be ...
... from the same vendor) when we were in Santa Fe for just a couple hours and BOY were they good! Ruth met up with the vendor that she bought some earrings from during that visit a few years ago. Not entirely by chance, she was wearing those earrings today. He wrote down for her what the symbols on the earrings mean and agreed to have his picture taken with her. Very nice. We then drove to Las Vegas (about an hour away) and looked around a bit. ...
... into Texas to go to Guadalupe Mountain National Park. We stopped at the Visitor Center first and looked at the exhibits about native animals and plants in the area then watched a short slide show about the park. We asked the rangers to recommend a good hike for us and ended up doing the 2.4 mile Smith Springs Trail. She said the middle section had some shade at the Springs but reminded us we ...
... it also made it less scary not hearing strange movements and rustling! The caves were gorgeously cool, once we emerged back to the surface it was stiflingly hot once again. It was horrible putting the tent up in the heat, but at least it wasn't so humid. It was our groups turn to cook dinner and we did carbonara which was totally yummy! I managed to find veggie bacon which was awesome ;D Tea update: no tea for a while, this makes me sad ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking