We decided to make the drive home in three days instead of the crazy two that we did on the way to Galveston.
First stop along the way, Carlsbad Cavern, New Mexico. I remember going here as a child but really can only remember how freaked out I was about going down in the cavern…haha. Thankfully none of our kids seemed concerned and we were able to see this amazing place. We enjoyed how cool it was and were in awe of the enormous size of the part of the cavern that we toured. I’m thinking that the early explorers were out of their minds for climbing down on little wire ladders!
The lighting was tough and the pictures don’t do it justice but here are a few pics.
After resting up, we set out for the last day of our journey and the one that would take us to home sweet home. Before hitting the road, we made a quick trip north to visit White Sands. The contrast of the cool, white sand to the rugged, blistering desert was fascinating. We took a sled and let the kids go down the doons, roll in the sand, and tried desperately to leave it all there. However careful we were to dust off, I was finding sand in shoes and pockets for a week after the trip.
Here are the pictures of or time at White Sands.
And that completes our journey. We had fun, but, are content to be home and back to our daily routines.