Motel 6 Carlsbad
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... 500 miles today, we were beat and ready for bed. Ate a late dinner. We will get up early in the morning so Wendi and I can tour the caverns, then head to Weatherford for the night, and Dad and Uncle Rodney will make their way back to McAllen, TX - 700 miles.
Don't worry, the blogging isn't over. We still have two more days of travel for ya.
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... in the Guadalupe Mountains were formed when sulfuric acid dissolved the limestone over hundreds and thousands of years, leaving these other worldly creatures behind. There are dozens of caves that you can walk down into 750 feet below the surface, over a 1.25 mi pathway. When we finally got to the bottom, we came to an eight acre “Big Room”, Just amazing… souvenirs and water available.
Reefs of 35 million years ...
... as a fertilizer for fruit trees and so they started harvesting it in the cave.
A young man at BLM told us that there is also a 5 mile cave system at the Parker Ranch where we are camped. (The cow pastures in the desert consist of mostly juniper, sage, yuccas and cactuses, with a little grass mixed in.) So on the third morning at our campsite we grabbed the headlamp and flash light and looked for (and found) the entrance. It was ...
This series of blogs is for my Aussie friends. Before things begin to feel normal here, I want to record what is most striking about moving back to the United States. Obviously this is specific to our experiences in Carlsbad, New Mexico, so if you live elsewhere in the United States, it may not be true to your experiences. I began this topic thinking everything could fit into one blog, but it's just too much to read all at once.
Food: I'm enjoying half ...
... a mile from the opening to the elevators back up. There were swallows at the entrance and it was neat to see how the environment changed from a hole in the ground to a cave. We drove back out of the park to our campsite to cook and eat dinner. We wanted to be back to the visitor centers amphitheater for the evening bat program at 7 pm. A Ranger had told us that the bats had been emerging early from the cave lately and we didn't want to miss ...
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