Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Carlsbad, New Mexico

WOW! If you have a bucket list, you have to add Carlsbad Caverns! It is such a crazy cool experience! 

Our trip to Carlsbad, New Mexico did not exactly start off on the right foot. We arrived late to our planned RV park, and as we pulled in a very strong putrid smell of refining oil began to burn our noses. Apparently, the wind was blowing just right and allowing the oil refinery smell from 15 miles north to wash over the whole park. This was definitely a no-go for the B-lo's. We high tailed out of there and went through the incredibly stressful process of trying to find a new place to go while having very little cell service. We found a place just outside of Carlsbad Caverns National Park in White City, MN (population: 7). No, not 7K, just 7 souls. We parked, hooked up and as I entered to RV it looked like a massive earthquake had rocked the RV- you see we had gone over some huge bumps earlier and it completely shook everything out of place! Glass shards, books, papers, pictures and cups were scattered all over. Ugh, let me tell you, that is so not fun to clean up when you've been travelling all day and you're hangry. 

Bad night aside, the rest of the trip was pretty cool. 

Here are some pics of the caverns and our fun there:

 

Heading in:









Can you find the dead, petrified bat?: 






Original entry to the caverns (no thank you):










Later in the week in snowed:



And the kids made a snowman :) 















Living with less and loving more, 
~K

Medina Lake/ San Antonio


More Texas Y'all! 

When we visited San Antonio in December we stayed about an hour west of the city at a magical place on Medina Lake. The RV park was nice, but what made it so special was the deer. These were no ordinary deer, these were eat-right-out-of-your-hand deer. Seriously people. They'd come up and lick food right out of your palm. It was so much fun to watch the kids feed them. There were even a couple there that had some facial deformities, I felt especially compassionate as it seemed like it was similar to a cleft lip like our little Gus had. You can see one in the pics below. 
















Here some shots of the campground and some animal tracks we found... 








And the best part... we even had some good friends come visit (even in the RV!)! 



Living with less and loving more,
~K

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