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Monday, May 28, 2007


There's lots of wind normally as you go west. When we were in Carlsbad, NM two years ago our fifth wheel was rockin' and rollin' most of the time. I don't think we ever did put the awning out while we were there. Carlsbad is a nice little city. Be sure to go and see the flume.

Wind is a part of desert life-the day/night temp fluctuations and the relative lack of vegetation. It's rarely dangerous.
That beautiful tree with the orchid like flowers is a Desert Willow, a native to the desert southwest. One of my favorites.
I'm envious of your time in NM!

Howard, I tried to comment last week or so but it didn't work. I just want yo thank you for showing so many great pictures of out great state. The west Texas desert is beautiful whenever it rain rnough to keep it gren, Thanks again.

Four years ago we took a pop up trailer on a 7 week trip that included Alamogordo and Carlsbad. On our last night at the park just south of Alamogordo it got so windy that we closed up the pop up and got a motel room in town.

While visiting the caverns be sure to take the natural entrance at least once. We took 3 of the guided tours (over 2 days time). The ones with smaller groups were the best. We particularly liked the tour of the lower cave.

Howard, I agree with you on the way Texas prices the state park fee. Paying daily plus the camping fee is too much. By the time you pay all the add on's
you could stay at a RV Resort for less.
Enjoy your stay in NM. It's a place Donna want to go. Maybe next year.
I know RV resorts are not your cup of tea but we like them.

Oh, those dreaded winds....hated them and really hated being chased by tumbleweeds that were bigger than I was.
Doesn't help the allergies much either.
The winds are really bad in March/April so believe it or not, you're in the lull now;)

Glad you are enjoying New Mexico. We certainly do!! I always thought it was an underrated state but very appropriately nicknamed - Land of Enchantment.

We found Carlsbad to be a neat little town. People are quite friendly. If you are interested and get a chance, check out the radio active dump south of town. It is a VERY interesting process how they store radioactive waste items in the salt deposits way below ground. That is one reason why the roads are so good. When they built the storage facility they improved the roads leading to it so the trucks transporting the waste materials were less likely to have road related issues.

Have a grand time and keep the pics coming.

-- Kevin

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