We arrived in Carlsbad on the 10th of January for a 2 week stay. the KOA is about 20 miles north of town. The Caverns are about 27 miles south of town. Not a stop to see the cavern but being it is shut down due to the DC fighting we made due in other ways. the town of Artesia was just 19 miles north so off we went to find out about the oil industry, with the Yates family, starting in the part as well as the towns history and cattle baron Chisum and his daughter Sallie.
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park was another visit we enjoyed. The wild life and plants found in the Chihuahuan Desert.
The town of Carlsbad has a nice river walk (no shops) including a fun playground and waterpark along with part of the river. There is a low dam so as to create a swimming lake (area).
The Museum of At and Culture was a hit has it’s history included the men for this area who were stationed in the Philippines at the time of the Japanese attack and were a large part of the Bataan Death March. The special part of the exhibit was the Flamenco dancing part of the culture. Another section was dedicated to the Cavern and more of the picture taking part.
We did to to Sitting Bull Falls. As part of the BLM land it was not closed off. The falls were nice and we thought weak because of the late season but the picture in the brochure was about the same. It was a short walk so we decided to hike to thetop of the falls. That rounded out the day.
We did make it up to Roswell to the Museum to read about the famous crash. Lots of interesting material to read and really question what the Government was hiding. Aliens or secret projects? Something happened bt what is the truth.
The weather here did not cooperated as the wind blew most of the time and a couple of duststorms with chilly weather.