Now we're in Mountain Time

Trip Start Jun 29, 2009
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Trip End Aug 07, 2009


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Flag of United States  , New Mexico
Sunday, July 12, 2009

Started out early traveling from the San Antonio area to Carlsbad NM. Northwest Texas is pretty dry and sparsely populated. I knew when the speed limit went to 80 mph, we were in for miles and miles of emptiness. It was interesting when we came upon large wind farms with windmills perched upon mesas as far as you could see.

We made it to Carlsbad in time to go out to the caverns to see the night bat flight. You sit in a large outdoor amphitheater right out side of the main natural cave entrance. Around dusk, the bats begin their nightly trek outside the cave for insects. It was cool to watch, and Bri and I gasped occasionally when they flew uncomfortably close to us.

Tomorrow we'll tour the caves.
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