Our Awesome Travels

Our Awesome Travels
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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wed. Mar. 24th Carlsbad Caverns

Join us as we travel North America in our Holiday Rambler Vacationer, since August. 2006

I have added a couple of youtube videos to give you a feel for this adventure. Plus lots of still pics from our own tour below.

      Wow all we can say is nature is so absolutely beautiful. We did 2 more tours today of the Carlsbad Caverns. We left our site at 9:00 am and drove to the visitor centre. Took the elevator down to the 750 foot level and waited there for our 10:00am guided tour of the Kings Palace. Our tour guides met us there (about 40 people) and explained more interesting facts about the Caverns.

      From here it was an easy walk past the iceberg rock thru the King's Palace (829 ft below the surface). This is an amazing room that could be a Kings Palace and has been used for weddings, town hall meetings and even a few motion pictures. Mind you this has damaged many thousands of years of cavern development. Now accessible only via guided tours. From here to the Queens chamber and Papoose room all with different formations and astounding decorations. By 11:30 our guided was done so we made our way back up to the lunch room at the entrance level and had a bite to eat and rest for a bit.
       After lunch back down the Elevator to a self guide tour of the BIG Room. Now this is a truly big room, one and one have hours of a steady walking on a paved trail around the perimeter of this 8.2 acres big room. At one point the ceiling is over 278 feet high. So much to see and look at with each site more astounding than the next.  This was definitely an amazing adventure and worthwhile sight we would recommend for everybody to see.
       I took a lot of truly amazing pictures that don't do the real experience justice, if you care to take a look click below. Such huge rooms and the flash only goes about 15 feet, next time a tripod and a more leisurely tour. Hope we don't bore you too much.

thurs morning we are on the Road to the Flying J in Tye Texas

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