Quoted From A Fellow Traveler:

Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile. Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Snow in Carlsbad?

We had a stormy night with high winds that woke us in the middle of the night. Prior to going to bed it was a nice warm 70 degree night. When we woke up in the morning, it was 30 degrees and we were having light flurries with gust of 20- 30 mph winds. Man-o-man it was cold outside and we couldn't believe it.
Yes, that is snow on the Jeep.
After breakfast we had to go to town to do some laundry. Then we headed out to visit the Carlsbad Caverns.
The Bats are vacationing in Mexico and won't return till the spring. For now there are Cave Swallows that fly around at the entrance to the cave. Cover your head!!!
We entered by the Natural entrance.
The Entrance
Some flowers at the entrance.
These are the Swallows at the top of the entrance opening.
The Cave entrance.
It's amazing how large the formations get.

Stalactites and Stalagmites
When these two touch, they will then be called a column.
These are Stalactites with Popcorn on the ends.
A large Stalagmite
It was difficult taking pictures in the cave, the flash would change to effect.
Another huge Stalagmite behind Joyce
Looking deep into a section of the cave.
As we came out of the visitors center, this guy was crossing the street to meet us.
Oh! did I say it was cold today???
The Yucca is in bloom.
More cactus showing color
There is color in the desert despite the cold.
This is one of many videos that I shot.
video
Tomorrow we leave for Roswell, beam me up!!!!!

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