2019 January – Week 2 & 3

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.

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These aliens where there to greet us upon check-in to the KOA
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Old fire engine at the campground. Hose bed was converted to parade truck
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Mural on side of building in Artesia
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Sallie Chisum. Write up in next photo.

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Sculptue of oil rig #3 of the Yates family. First sucessful in the area.

 

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Campsite from the dirt road running along side the park.
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we walked to the Pecos riverfrom the campsite. This is the return trip.
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great sunsets
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At the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. Different typs of rocks
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Javelinas
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Only those found injured and can not be returned to the wild
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Along a pathway looking towards town
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Just another picture from the zoo
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Exhibit on bats and a little on the cavern
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the Flamenco exhibt
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more outfits
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this flume has a history which is in the next picture. Ripley’s Believe it or Not.

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A few miles of concrete ribbons along the Pecos River.
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City Water Park. Free for those over 62 but $5 for general public.
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Bridge across the river to the playground
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Leaky dam to great the lake area.

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The playground. Really makes you whish you were smaller
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heading back across
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The water park from the bridge
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Sitting Bull Falls from the viewing platform
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Halfway up. the road in and jeep below.
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From the same spot with the picnic table pavilions.
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seeing more of the falls
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From the top. Hard to see  the falls from here. No picture of it.
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Did drive to the caverns to look around. Native american cave. Large overhang.
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Near a stream and pond for water
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Enjoyed just walking the area
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Made it to Roswell
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Nothing to see here..keep moving along

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Did make it to their Zoo and Park. Needs lots of TLC. some work being done.

 

 

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