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 …
... it actually raining in the desert; not a usual sight apparently. Before leaving for Tombstone we went to Carlsbad Caverns, some incredibly amazing caves and national park. It definately felt like we were in Mexico (New Mexico) because of all the cactus around and the buildings. It was exactly how Ive seen it on Tv its amazing. The caves were 750ft deep and the paths to get down were so steep! It took about 1.5 hours to get to the bottom and luckily ...
... there were several hundred thousand bats living in the cave (that explained the odd odor) He said they don't stay in the main great room but rather more remote areas located within the cave where people are not allowed. He also noted that the Carlsbad Cavern bats have not had a problem with the white nose disease as of yet. They are concerned about it being that bats from other areas seem to be relocating to Carlsbad.
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... to look forward to.
We went by car to town to check on the tires and just look around a little when lo and behold who do we see but our UK friends driving in town. They got a real surprise when we pulled alongside them long enough to wave and say "hi." We finished with our tasks and headed back for some lunch.
Later in the afternoon, when it had cooled a little, we decided to finally go in search of ...
... you could tell there were still more coming out but it was too dark to see them). I understand the exodus can last up to 2 hours. It was a spectacular sight and I can't believe there is an insect left in NM considering this goes on every night for months every year. Alas, there is no photography allowed during the bat's flight as it might upset their flight. I'm so glad we were able to experience this wonderful ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed