Sleep Inn & Suites Hobbs New Mexico Hotel
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Actually, 22,860 centimeters (750 feet) under the ground, but who's counting?
This morning we had a relaxed start and then were off to the Carlsbad Caverns! We did the "Big Room" self-guided tour. I didn't feel like hiking for 2 hours to descend 750 feet to the cavern below (the "Natural Entrance" tour), so we took the elevator down to the "Big Room." It's a fast elevator - 750 feet in ...
... options in the area). It was just a dollar to park, but it was the straw that broke the camel's interest in the Tramway (so to speak), so we turned around and headed on to Roswell.
There isn't anything listed in the AAA guide book for Roswell that sounded interesting, so we just checked into our hotel and then went shopping at some ...
Each morning we look at the map to see where want to be and book a hotel for the night and this is when Darren realized we were near Roswell, NM home of the famous UFO government cover-up. We traded the caverns for a chance to spot an alien and we headed north on Rt ...
... and lots of desert animals. It was great exercise and perfect cloudy weather to walk outside for 1 1 1/2 miles. After having a fantastic BBQ dinner at local joint we went back to Carlsbad Cavern to witness "bat flight" at dusk. Yet again another wondrous experience to see 200,000 bats fly out of their cave to load up on their dinner and to get food for babies just hanging around in cave for their daily food ...
On this short trip we climbed Guadalupe peak which is the highest point in texas standing at 8,751 feet. It took total 7 hrs to climb 8.4 miles for the round trip. My kids and husband made it before me. I took almost 1/2 hr more than them to climb. The climb was rewarding but there is not much to look around. Just a one time visit. We stopped at a china buffet place to replenish all the lost calories.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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