Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa
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Going back a bit to before Roswell....
After riding north through Texas, my next destination was the Carlsbad Caverns just across the border in New Mexico. The weather, as it has been of late, was nasty and the ride through the mountains to the caverns was interesting to say the least. Thick fog with some ice rain made for a slow ascent and even slower descent. Not fun.
Carlsbad was the third cave system ...
... have us baulk at the price! Don't know if it was necessarily cheaper, but there seemed to be a bigger range, and there is also the simple fact that they can say they bought it at Legoland!
Back to the bus for the journey back to our hotel, during which I think we all may have had a little power nap. We told the boys that they weren't allowed to even open their boxes until we were in the hotel room - I think that may have been one of the longest hour and fifteen minutes of their ...
... bats exit the cave for the evening. Right before six, suddenly out of nowhere a black cloud of bats, thousands and thousands all started flying out of the cave. These bats make a couple of loops at the base of the cave before heading off for the night to eat Mosquitos. It looked like a dark smoke cloud. We only stayed for 20 to 25 minutes because it was pouring rain and we were soaked, but it was so cool. I think ...
... down the water area to prevent the spread of infection! Miranda and William are crushed, as it is getting hot and they really wanted to splash around. We do compensate a little bit by taking them on the Pirate Reef flume ride, where there is a warning sign saying that you won’t get wet – you’ll get soaked! Lavinia and Miranda have a go – William doesn’t want to go on the ride and George is asleep. William does ...
... had for breakfast they'd be jealous. We can't quite figure out where the dairy farms are and what on this barren ground would provide enough nutrition to make milk.
In fact, we struggled to find a place to eat breakfast. We ended up driving more than 100 miles and all we could find was a McDonald's. Disappointing to eat in a chain restaurant but good ol' Mickey D's serves the exact same menu in west Texas as it does in western Maryland. ...
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- Swimming pool
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