Wednesday, September 16
The Amazing Road Trip: Carlsbad Caverns
On Tuesday, we were sent off early in the morning by my parents with omelets, biscuits, and coffee. We made it to Carlsbad Caverns in time for a picnic lunch before we met our tour in the cavern.
Colin had signed us up for a tour of the lower cave. We donned gloves and headlamp helmets then went down a rope and three ladders to get there.
We were instructed to stay between the orange tape to keep from disturbing too many of the cave formations.
We were told this tour is one of the few where you can see cave pearls, which are formed around bits of sediment or bones.
I took my little camera and the only light we had was the light on our headlamps, so the pictures aren't all that great, but if you're ever at Carlsbad, I recommend this guided tour!
After our tour, we drove through El Paso to Deming, NM where we spent the night.