Today, my mom wanted to go to the world famous Carlsbad Caverns. We drove about 275 miles yesterday to Carlsbad. Before we went I heard that the caverns are just a huge cave system that was found by settlers who saw thousands of Mexican bats flying out all at the same time. When we got there, you couldn’t see the mouth of the cave so I wasn’t sure what to expect. We went into the visitors center, got our tickets, and headed down to the mouth. So, you walk down the natural opening in the cave, and your elevation changes about 750 feet. What was going through my mind the whole time while we were in there was, would cell phones work 750 feet underground? Never got a chance to prove that but my guess was no.
My mom decided to try and get out of Texas and try and go a little west so she wanted to go to Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico. Yesterday, while we were towing the trailer, Dad noticed the truck didn’t have enough power going up hills even though he had his foot to the floor (what a whiner). So, my Dad took the truck to get fixed today and we are now stuck with a terrible Ford Torus rental car, that has been smoked in and smells like dogs. I guess my mom got tired of sitting in the trailer with the air conditioning off because it’s about 90 degrees inside. I was in shorts and I was still sweating!!
We found a nice museum in town not far from the camp ground we are in and I guess this spot is pretty significant in Texas history. Don’t ask me what happened because all I did was look at the cool displays and blast my music. I did like the movie about living on the plains because it had these cool chairs and a 360 view of like 5 different monitors! The chairs spin so I spun too fast and got really dizzy!