We have been busy. We have been away on our road trip from Texas to the Southern New Mexico; The Caverns, a hill station and a ski resort, glyphs from long long time back, and the dream like White Sands National Monument. We drove straight across, made our stops and drove back home a different way along the Mexican border and back. Here are some memories and photographs we got back for you.
Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico: An alluring world at 750 ft below the ground. The magnificent formations will take your breath away. We visited the large cave chamber – Big Room,” a natural limestone chamber which is almost 4,000 feet (about 1,219 m) long, 625 feet (190.5 m) wide, and 350 feet (about 107 m) high at the highest point..” (Wiki)
Comfortable 56 degree F and a long winding enticing trail inside…
Guadalupe Mountains National Park is in Texas, but bordering New Mexico. It is a short drive from the Carlsbad Caverns.
El Capitan , Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas – standing tall and proud made us bow down in reverence.
Along the way….Trees bent down with juicy ripe fruits.
Prickly Pear Cactus Fruits, also known as the Tuna Fruit add more than colors to the drive through the sandy hills and rocks.
The Prickly Pears fruits are canned into Jelly! Prickly Pear Cactus Jelly (below)
The famous Hatch Chiles of New Mexico
Some more along with Corn and Garlic
Cloudcroft, a quaint town at almost 9000 ft above the sea level -
sparkles with lush green trees, echoing mountains, streams, wild flowers,
and butterflies -
The Three Rivers Petroglyph Site – “More than 21,000 glyphs of birds, humans, animals, fish, insects and plants, as well as numerous geometric and abstract designs are scattered over 50 acres of New Mexico’s northern Chihuahuan Desert. The petroglyphs at Three Rivers, dating back to between about 900 and 1400 AD, were created by Jornada Mogollon people who used stone tools to remove the dark patina on the exterior of the rock” – (source)
More pictures in the next post. Stay tuned for the marvelous White Sands National Monument.