After traveling over 1500 miles in the Roge Mahal since the first of June, we were ready to see something completely different from the tropical greenery and foliage of south Florida.
We had traveled through the Gulf states through rain and then west through Texas. We finally reached Carlsbad, New Mexico about a week later than when we started for a three night stay. Located in the Southeast corner of New Mexico,it featured lots of bare treeless landscape thanks to the Chihuahuan Desert. What shade we could find was minimal. Our campground was west of the city along the road that was to lead us to Carlsbad Caverns National Park-another national park on our bucket list.
Part of our visit included visiting the Living Desert Museum and their collection of native plants and animals.
This formation reminds me of a giant walrus
When reaching the bottom there are restrooms, a gift shop, information desk and a small lunch counter. They were built in the 1950’s and I felt like I was in a time warp! The restrooms were particularly interesting as they were situated in side by side caves with a dividing wall between the mens and ladies rooms. A small sewer plant was hidden nearby in another cave.