Friday, April 15, 2016

March 28, 2016 - Carlsbad, NM to Roswell, NM

We were surprised we had a good night’s sleep!  Last night Erwin complained that there were too many trucks making too much muffler noises and was worried that he might not be able to sleep through the night

Another beautiful day and Edith had a list of places to visit in Carlsbad, NM.

First stop was to visit Carlsbad Public Library and Carlsbad Museum.  There are several bronze statues outside the buildings.

We went inside the library and Edith asked the librarian if she knew of cattle or horse farm/ranch that will welcome photographers to take pictures of the ranch, the landscape, etc.  The first librarian Edith talked to did not know anything, so she gave it to someone else.  A guy who was using the computer overheard the conversation, came up and introduced himself.  He told Edith that there are several ranches she could visit.  He instructed the librarian what to look up in the internet.  She gave Edith 4 names with the phone numbers to call.  

The museum, that was next door to the library, was not open yet. It was 9:30 when we went by and it opens at 10 am. On our way back to the Lil’ Home we got a text from someone letting us know that the priority express mail that Edith mailed out of Fort Stockton, TX last Thursday did not come in last Saturday, as promised.  Edith went to the post office to ask for assistance on getting an updated tracking information.  The package was delivered to a post office Monday morning instead of Saturday afternoon. Therefore, the shipping fee is refunded. The case is resolved and closed.

We went to Living Desert, paid $5 each to take a 1.3 mile walk aroud the enclosures and desert.

We checked out the Flume and Eddy House. A guy, named Billy, was playing guitar by the pavilion. Edith asked Billy if it was alright with him for her to take pictures of him with his guitar. He gladly obliged and liked the pictures I took. He wanted one of them for his CD cover.  He also mentioned that his grandfather helped build the flume in the background of the picture below!  His daughter and family came by and we got her email to send the picture to.

From the Flume we went by the museum, toured different exhibits.  Free admission, but there is a donation box.

We left Carlsbad for Roswell, NM.  We stayed on 285 N to Bottomless Lake State Park and camped at site #24 for $14 a night.

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