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Hello again I just want to say one thing Spurs did great and they'll get them next time. Today we went back to the caverns but instead we walked 750ft down through the bat cave and it smelled really bad. When we were done we ate at Lotaburger. When we sat down we heard "Kaboom" and realized there was a thunderstorm. It started pouring and then we …
... 19 inches of rain/year. And yet it’s very, very dry here. It sits within a fossil reef and used to be surrounded by ocean (this was when the world was known as Pangea, one land mass). The caverns are over 750 below the surface and, yes, we walked down that far (but took a 1 minute elevator ride up at the end!). There are over 100 miles of caves, but there are only a few open to the public. The Big Room (and Natural Entrance) ...
... spaces and small towns that didn't really make it. Not a lot going on in this section of west Texas.
Day 340 - (4/5) Today we take a 2 1/2 hour drive to the Carlsbad Caverns in Carlsbad, NM. It was an amazing place, well worth the drive. Along the way to Carlsbad, we pass the Guadalupe Mountain National Park.
Carlsbad facts: This is the oldest cave in the States - there are 117 known caves including vast underground ...
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Drove over today from Las Cruces to Carlsbad Caverns National Park, southeastern New Mexico, via El Paso. El Paso has grown up so much since I was last there in the late 1980's. we were amazed to find HUGE dairy cattle ranches east of town. There must have been tens of thousands of dairy cattle in huge feed lots. Dominguez, Mesa Farmers, are huge. Milking must be a 24/7 operation here. Surprises continue. ...
... greater because the big cave as it is called was spectacular and its size very impressive but having been dropped down there by a fast elevator would definitely have substantially diminished the greatness of the Carlbad caverns. A good one way system around the perimeter of the big cave was spectacular too with all stalagmites and stalactites and their different formations called straws, curtains and draperies. One lot of stalagmites were named fairyland and that ...
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