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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Travel Season

Our travel season kicked off over Memorial weekend. We took a road trip to Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains National Parks. It was hot in the desert and we did a lot of hiking. Here are a few photos from our trip.

Inside the caverns:


We did a guided tour of the King's Palace, and then walked in through the natural entrance to the Big Room.



Guadalupe Mountains:


We hiked to Devil's Hall on Saturday, which was a good plan because the area was closed on Sunday due to wildfires.


Sitting Bull Falls State Park, NM:


 This are was hit hard by wildfire last year. All of the trails are closed, but you can still get to the falls.


Pratt Lodge (on the McKittrick Canyon Trail):


The Grotto:


I don't think I've ever walked so much in two days (not even in Disney World!). It was hot, but we were well prepared. We also did a hike to Smith Spring, but I was too hot to take photos.

We stayed at the Trinity Hotel in Carlsbad. It was a wonderful hotel, and their restaurant was fabulous. The tiramisu was my favorite! It was in a great location, and much nicer and cheaper than the Hampton Inn (the "highest" end of the hotel chains in town - right next to the Walmart). It's in an old bank building, and we even stayed in the room with the old bank vault (now converted to a media room).
 

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5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your husband is so cute!

May 30, 2012 at 6:59 PM  
Blogger Julie Boeck said...

What a wonderful trip! I went to Carlsbad Caverns when I was a teen and I loved it!

May 31, 2012 at 11:40 AM  
Blogger dianapena8 said...

Glad you both had a great trip, you took some great pics =D

May 31, 2012 at 1:05 PM  
Blogger Joyce said...

Your pictures are beautiful!!!

May 31, 2012 at 4:54 PM  
Blogger Audrey Pettit said...

Wow! What a fabulous trip! LOVE all your photos. I know I visited Carlsbad Caverns once when I was quite young......but unfortunately I don't remember too much of it. TFS!

June 6, 2012 at 6:49 AM  

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