Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Good News and Bad News about Carlsbad Caverns

We decided to spend a couple days at an Escapees RV park between Artesia and Carlsbad, NM.  Today we went to Carlsbad Caverns since it has been a few years since we were there.  We always enjoy caves and Carlsbad is about as good as it gets.  We hiked in the natural entrance and then rode the elevator up to the visitor center for lunch.  Then we rode it back down for our stroll around the Big Room.  We had a good time but three hours of walking on steep grades wore us out.  Obviously we are out of shape again.

So, what's the good news and the bad news?  When we got there I walked up to the counter and told the Ranger that I had good news and bad news.  The good news is that I am now 62 and for $10 I get the lifetime Senior Pass that covers the entrance fee for me and up to three others to all National Parks, BLM parks, COE parks, etc.  It also provides half price for most other fees like camping and tours.

The bad news?  I'm 62................


  1. That sounds young to me; give it another 20 or so years.

  2. You should have taken along your walker.

  3. I don't know about a walker, but if I venture outside today I might need an anchor. The wind is howling here in Artesia so we are going to hunker down for another day. The wind is blowing 20-30 out of the west and no sense fighting that headwind. Forecast is better tomorrow.

  4. But you don't look a day over 61!