The last full day of the road trip. What is in Texas between El Paso and San Antonio? Carlsbad Caverns, NM of course.
Okay, it may as well be in Texas, its in the Guadalupe Mountains, which start here.
On the way, we passed through a immigration drug inspection station. At least 15 paramilitary dressed officers, some with dogs and mirrors. The guy pretended to look in the back. As I almost stopped, he told me to have a nice day. I dunno, I was hoping for a little street cred – this guy instantly knew we were innocent.
We walked the 1.5 twisted path to the bottom of the cave, then another 1.5 miles at 59 degrees before we decided we were not cave people.
Good thing they have an elevator that shoots you back out to the top. It was interesting, but kinda creepy as well.
In about 200,000 more years, this stalagmite will meet the stalactite.
We decided as a family not to come back and check. (Picture wouldn’t rotate to correct orientation)
Before taking her shower, Zoe gathered her clothes and pointed out she was on her last pair of underwear. She proudly held them up to show me they had Saturday printed on them. I suppose that means it’s time to be home.