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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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... I was imagining. We passed through to begin one of the longest 170 miles of road EVER! Desolate. One long deserted stretch after another. We had 3/4 tank of gas at the beginning, and with about 20 miles left, we were wishing the bullets we were sweating was actually some petro. The gas needle was on red for a long time! We made it and a sigh of relief is an understatement. The good times are rolling.
... from the ground), soda straws (really narrow, hollow stalactites), draperies (they look like drapes), and popcorn (umm...).
We entered the cavern at the natural entrance, walked slowly down a steep path (1.25 miles) and ended up at a depth of 750 feet underground. All of us were blown away by the size, grandeur and complexity of the Big Room. After exploring the myriad formations in this huge chamber, we took a break for lunch and ...
... City. Not the most hip and happening place, we are informed that the restaurant closes at 7pm, but we chose it for its proximity to the caverns. It's located at the start of the 7 mile road into the park, the only other accommodation would have been in Carlsbad itself which is some 20 miles away.
We look at the options for a guided cave tour tomorrow and decide to try and get on the 8:30am Lower Caves tour which is a bit ...
... br> If Kartchner Caverns is the new kid on the block, Carlsbad is the granddaddy with sections of the caves being aged at over 265 million years. Back then, 265 million years ago, that part of New Mexico was actually a shallow ocean with a reef system dominated by ancient Nautilus and other sea life. For reasons unknown, the ocean dried up, the sea life died forming the basis of the limestone in the area, then the flat limestone was pushed up 8700 feet into the ...
... would've crumpled under this flash flood and but the new one powered through and got us to our destination. Everyone here is so religious so I'm sure if we got stuck, Moses or Noah would've came to our rescue. We are getting pretty bloody good at reading maps now, few blips here and there but nothing major. Could see a new career here. A map reader? Or some ****. Anyone need a map read? Up early the ...