Wednesday, May 05, 2010

carlsbad caverns {day two}

{Day 2} in the caves, we decided to take a tour through the King's Palace and see the Queens Chambers.  It was so worth doing the tour!  We got to see the most fantastic parts of the cave.  Don't get me wrong, {day 1} was full of surprises and fascinating formations, but the TOUR...well, see for yourself...
The tour was chalk-full of information on the caves and a great way to ask questions.  They even did a black out, where they turned out the lights lighting up the cave features.  It was unlike any experience.  If you have the chance, take the King's Palace tour...
We stopped to eat lunch and this is where we got to sit.  Yep, lunch by lantern...
There were so many formations and cave features...these are just a few.  I hope I didn't bore you, especially because they're all black/white pictures.  To be completely honest, these pictures are nothing like it in person.  The cave itself was so VAST...there's a reason it is the largest cavern in the Western Hemisphere.  Go check it out for yourself!


Tip:  If you're planning on going and you'd like to take pictures...use a tripod...because it's so dark, the shutter is exceptionally long and the slightest movement will make the picture come out blurry.  (We also put most of these pictures on the self-timer.)

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