Carlsbad Caverns National Park

I am currently blogging at 62 MPH.  Driving days are good days to get caught up on stuff like this.

We visited Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico yesterday and it was awesome!  We hiked the natural trail down into the cave and hiked all the trails underground and then rode up the elevator.  It was really cool to see stores, a restroom and an elevator underground!  The caves are home to a lot of bats, but unfortunately we were there a week too early for the evening show of bat flights out of the cave that I heard was really cool to watch.

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Entrance to the cave:

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It’s hard to get good pictures in a cave, but a few of them came out okay.

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Doing some roadschooling, learning about stalactites and stalagmites:

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Jake and Jesse earning their Junior Ranger badges:

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One of the best parts about our visit was we got to enjoy it with another Fulltime Family (FtF), the Reyes Family.  We love when we get to spend time with other FtFs.  FtF has a traveling mascot named Rambler.  Rambler travels around with a family, going on adventures around the country  until that family meets up with another FtF and passes him off.  So now we are the honored caretakers of Rambler for a little while.  We’ll take him on our adventures with us until we meet another FtF down the road that would like to take him for a while.  Jake and Jesse are so excited to have him for now.

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We really enjoyed visiting this park and I hope we’ll be able to come back someday and see the bat flight.

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  1. Tom & Denise

    just love to see the pictures & follow your travels. looking forward to seeing you in CA!

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