Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Where we stayed: Whites City RV Park
After our morning hike and rock collecting at Rock Hound State Park, we headed out toward Carlsbad Caverns. Matt booked the last tour of the season for Slaughter Canyon Cave so we had to rush to get to Carlsbad.
Below is a pic of us heading east toward Las Cruces, New Mexico. Those are the towering Organ Mountains in the distance.
Texas here we come!!! We took a route through the mountains north of El Paso so we wouldn't have to drive the rv through the city traffic.
Travel now is so different than when I was a kid with my books, yellow walkman and three mix tapes to listen to over and over. Communcation with friends involved maybe a postcard and that was about it. Now the kids facetime and text their friends. And as we drive through different towns that remind me of friends back home, I can send my friends texts and quickly touch base with home too. Coming in to Texas we drove next to Fort Bliss and that of course reminded me of my friend Bliss who is from Texas. :)
Emmett is excited for Texas.
Guadalupe Mountains - highest point in Texas.
We had about ninety minutes to see Guadalupe Mountains before sunset - not much time. The kids zoomed through the junior ranger book, finding the information in the visitor center. And then we did a quick nature walk. This park is known for great hikes, backpacking and their fossil reef. Looks like we'll have to make a return trip here sometime to really soak in all it has to offer.
There was a weird glow coming from out in the desert. The sun was behind me and I could not figure out what was causing the rays of light to shoot upward from the ground.
Firey sunset on our way out. Now the challenge will be getting to a new campsite in the dark.
I'll be sharing our travel plans, some reviews, cooking ideas (because I know you are all jealous of my easy-bake oven), and ... oh who am I kidding?! I'll be lucky to get our photos posted!