Off to the caverns

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Carlsbad, New Mexico, United States
Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Waking up to a good breakfast and off to see what the day holds.   We stopped at the State Zoo (a walk thru the desert on a hot day!).  We saw the scenery and animals we had seen on our drive, but behind bars.  
Arriving at the caverns, we took an excursion walk, 1.5 miles winding down 750 feet. Walking thru was amazing.  We walked for about 4 1/2 hours winding thru the rock formations.  The temperature was around 56, with 90% humidity.(Great hair day!!). 
Upon returning to the campground, we went swimming.  We had a visitor that came running along the poolside.  A tarantula was making his way straight to us. I took several pictures after getting it on a pool noodle in the middle of the water. There were 2 more just wandering down the road on our way back to our cabin. 
We had decided last night not to tent camp.  We had moved into a nice cabin for the night. The visit to Carlsbad has been great.

Comments

Hey Danny & BJ - We have enjoyed keeping in track of you two on your journey. We are back in NC until July 19. Hope to see you while we are home. From Linda Heatherly, on Jul 8, 2010 at 12:20PM

Pictures & Video

Cabin in Carlsbad
Cabin in Carlsbad
Never swim alone
Never swim alone
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Eeewwww! I think I'd rather have come face-to-face with the grizzly bear on the side of the road than have found one of these things in the tent!! Good choice to sleep in the Jeep and a cabin! From Peggy, on Jul 8, 2010 at 09:25AM
Burrowing owl Carlsbad Desert Walk Zoo
Burrowing owl Carlsbad Desert Walk Zoo
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Cool owl! Is that a giant bug behind it? From valmg, on Jul 10, 2010 at 03:51AM
Bobcat  Carlsbad Desert Walk Zoo
Bobcat Carlsbad Desert Walk Zoo
Natural entrance Carlsbad Caverns
Natural entrance Carlsbad Caverns
Formation Witches finger Too cool for words
Too cool for words
only 400 thousand more years to go
only 400 thousand more years to go
Loins Tail Hall of Giants Popcorn Self guided tour up the water spout
up the water spout
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