Days Inn Carlsbad
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The weather since Las Vegas has been brilliant for travelling - unseasonably warm, very little wind and nothing but sun. Monday 3 December was no exception. The early mornings are becoming easier. We still have some work to do, but we are developing a good routine. More morning driving this morning, across to White Sands National Monument. A repeat …
... going and some features were lit up enough to appreciate their beauty, but the cave was dark enough to still feel like a big dark cave. At one point of the tour, we sat on benches in an open part of the cave while Tom told us about Jim White, the 16 year old boy who explored and discovered much of what we see today on the cave. Jim White (only 16) who was all alone, with a home made tin lantern, rope, guts and a desire to explore discovered ...
... Rock (a 200,000 ton boulder that fell from the ceiling thousands of years ago), and the Boneyard to reach a depth of 755 feet below the surface. At this level you can take a tour of The Big Room, an immense 8.2 acre room full of beautiful features such as The Giant Dome, Rock of Ages, and the Painted Grotto.
The deepest part of the cavern goes to 1,037 feet and there are over 30 miles of explored caverns, with many more miles yet ...
... m gutted about because sober I would've loved it! Then we headed off to Carlsbad KOA campsite to see our lodgings for the evening! Some pretty cool cabins! Then we headed off into town for supplies, and were greeted by what turned out to be the worst flooding Carlsbad had seen in years. It was ridiculous, in the space of an hour of rain the roads ...
... vacation and only missed it by 16 miles! The cavern was very, very cool. Sherry's got some good pictures that she's going to upload. We opted for the self guided tour and walked to the bottom of the cavern. We decided the 3 mile walk was enough and took the elevator back up to the top. To our knowledge, we didn't meet any aliens, but one of the pictures I took has some weird orbs on it. Windshield goop or ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed