Wednesday, April 28, 2010

carlsbad caverns {day one}

This weekend Andrew & I took a trip to see Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico.  It's just about the only touristy thing close enough to Lubbock we can do...and it was a FREE weekend!  Woohoo!  I have been to Meramac Caverns in Missouri, but nothing quite close to this cave!  It really was spectacular.  Friday, because Andrew has Fridays off during this traveling site, we walked down the cave through the "natural trail".  It's so worth doing this...it's all downhill about 800 feet but you really get to see a lot of formations...and this is where the bats fly out!  
Here are some pictures just to give you an idea of scale...
Like I said...MASSIVE!  We got some pictures on our hike down, and then the camera battery died...(note to self, check camera battery).  So enjoy just a few pictures to give you a taste.  I'll post more the next couple days!
Remember those science lessons..."stalagmites" grow on the floor of the cave, and "stalactites" grow from the roof (they stay "tight" to the ceiling)!
More pictures tomorrow!

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