Trip Start Jul 06, 2010
37Trip End Aug 04, 2010
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All I can say about Carlsbad Caverns is that you have to see it to believe it! Words cannot describe the awesomeness and I am not talking Valley Girl. :) The hike down through the Natural Entrance was incredible. (thanks Joyce) It was a mile down walking these steep switchbacks. You just can't wrap your mind around how long it took to make these formations.
The drive from the caverns was gorgeous and we even crossed back into TX. We got to drive through Guadeloupe Mountains National Park as the road we were on passes through. It was breathtaking and we had to stop to take it all in.
We have been pacing ourselves well. We have been doing well with the hotels, too. We have been able to comp a few nights with points, but there have been a few minor things and with Hampton Inn's 100% guarantee we were not required to pay. All in all we have 6 free nights so far. :)
In Las Cruces, NM I saw a real road runner. They are too cute!