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Travel Blogs from Artesia
... Waitomo caves in New Zealand and they were much more impressive detail wise. This one had size though as is the case with most of America - bigger is better! We then drive into Texas and headed to Walmart for out regular food shop. Apparently in Texas they don't eat chicken or vegetables! We left empty handed and went to Dairy Queen for lunch as it was too hot to sit out. I had the chicken strips combo and then ...
Decided to try a long drive and go all the way to Carlsbad, NM. Started out feeling pretty good – had a lunch packed, and a plan to stop in Big Spring, TX to eat at a park or something. Didn't feel so great after driving around town for a half hour feeling lost and trying to find a place where the camper would fit. It was very frustrating, but it worked out and the kids got to burn some energy at a cool ...
... Headed off to find our Campsite (Carlsbad KOA), signed in and set the tent up in record time so we could head back to the Caverns to see the bats come out to feed at dusk. They have build a nice auditorium at the mouth of the caverns to watch the bats come out. We had a 45 minute talk and then they exited!!!! Thousands upon thousands - actually between 250,000 and 400,000 swarming and off to feed. Quite something to behold - and certainly not to be forgotten. ...
Today we headed to Carlsbad in New Mexico, leaving at 4am in the morning! It was a long 9 hour drive through mainly desert and on straight roads. We arrived in time for late lunch and spent the afternoon relaxing before heading to the local NP and seeing the Mexican Freetail bat flight at 6.30 pm. There were so many bats, around ...
... but it was a lot of walking/exploring. We had a park ranger as our tour guide and we were with about 15 other people. At one point we came to a clearing and we got to sit and blow out our candles and be in complete darkness. That was by far my favorite part. We also sat in silence during that time and it was really cool to experience pure darkness and pure silence.
After hiking back there was an area where you could do a ...
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