Chelsea came to visit me all the way from Boston and we decided to take a road trip. We started by driving South on Rt 285 through lots of open space and a few small towns. Stopped in Roswell to explore the gift shops and made it to Carlsbad later that afternoon.
We made it just in time to hike into the caves using the natural entrance, which descends more than 750 feet. It was so cool.
Missed the bat flight due to thunderstorms but got a sweet deal on a bridal suite at the local Best Western. Took off early the next morning and headed West to White Sands. After playing in the sand and grabbing lunch, we drove back to ABQ.