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Harry and Judy's RV Trip
No Photos 24th Apr 2011 - Summer 2011
Day 8-Carlsbad, NM


Got up really early today, about 7, must be either the mountain air or the time change.  We're in Mountain Time now. Very windy and cold last night, about 55, but supposed to go up to 90 today.  Did some stuff around camp, Harry changed the air filter in the truck, and then we packed a lunch went to Carlsbad Caverns. You drive up 9 miles in the Chihauhau mountains.  You keep going up and up.  After being so flat yesterday we're really going in the mountains today. The caverns are very different from Luray in Va. or Howe in NY.  They're bigger, but I think Luray is prettier. The drive up and down is definitely better here, though.  I attached some pictures but they don't even begin to show how pretty the mountain and the caverns are.  Or how huge.

Stopped on the way down and had lunch with a wonderful view.

On the way back we noticed some smoke and when we got back to the camp the manager said they had just spoken with the Sheriff who said the fire was on the other side of the mountain and had already burned over 100 acres.  He said the only thing between us and the fire was cactus and rocks so we were safe.  The smoke smell is so bad we have to stay in the RV tonight.  And we'll make sure to check outside every now and then.

Tomorrow off to Roswell to see the aliens and then to Las Cruces, if we get that far.

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