We were going to stay here for the week but they had a snow storm coming in. So, we decided to push through New Mexico and avoid the snow.
Deming & Las Cruces
We pushed through New Mexico in 1 day due to a snow storm coming in. Throughout New Mexico what stood out to us were the large tumbleweeds and the number of billboards along the highway. The most billboards either of us had ever seen. There were even double-decker billboards and they were quite aggressive with bold capitalized words like “EXIT NOW”. However, we were thankful for the aggressive billboards because the navigator (Katelyn) was reading them when she exclaimed “EXIT NOW” and Peter obliged. We found ourselves at the coolest store we had been to yet. With stuffed rattlesnakes and tons of cheap fireworks.
This ice cream was incredible and only 65 cents. However, after seeing the milk farms along the highway Katelyn may never eat ice cream again.
While in West Texas we made the decision to head North & see the Carlsbad Caverns. It was incredible. The pictures don’t do it justice. With a 750 foot drop into the cavern with a variety of wildlife and rock formations. The Carlsbad caverns were a must, recommened by our host Fred in Sierra Blanca. The images below show some of the beauty found in the caverns including the entrance of the caverns, and the long windy walkways far deep inside the caverns.
The slideshow has a variety of things seen within the Carlsbad Caverns & Peter’s Beer Against Humanity from YellowBrix.
The rock formation to left is called Swiss Cheese. The wagons to the left were in Carlsbad before the National park. The formations within the caverns had an agate look and were quite shiny when a flashlight was flashed against the walls.
Formations off the roof of the caves to the left. Some stubby formations to the right.