Carlsbad Caverns

At the end of August, the girls and I were able to take a field trip to New Mexico, my home state. We visited a couple of sites that are pretty special to me and enjoyed our time there and with family quite a bit.

This is the highlights of our time in Carlsbad. We did see the Bat Flight program the night before we hiked the cavern but it is not safe for the bats to have any kind of a device on, so we turned off the cameras and phones and just enjoyed watching. The estimate was that there were about 500,000 bats the night we were there. The Brazilian Free-tailed Bats are a migrating bat so they are not there year round. We truly enjoyed seeing them. The next day, we hiked the cavern and saw lots of beautiful sights. The girls really seemed to enjoy it and we had a pretty good time.

Carlsbad was a specific destination for us since watching the videos about the National Parks. This was one that Miss E has been asking to visit. It was not difficult for us to get there and we definitely enjoyed checking this one off her “bucket list.”

Enjoy our pictures.

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8 thoughts on “Carlsbad Caverns

  1. Annette V September 14, 2017 at 10:16 pm Reply

    you had me looking up what free tailed bats from brazil look like. 🙂 good to images of the cave, my young spelunker here wants to go now. 🙂

    • 3gigglygirlsathome September 15, 2017 at 8:42 am Reply

      They’re neat. Did you find a video of them catching bugs in flight?

  2. homeschoollori September 15, 2017 at 1:04 am Reply

    I’m glad you were able to do this! Next time, you should bring them to the Petroglyph National Park, so we can see each other again! 🙂

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