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Rick's Road Trip Sun Nov 2/Tues Nov 4

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Sun-Mon-Tues to Carlsbad
Left Hot Springs Village on Sun for Carlsbad caverns, a 2+ day trip. On the way I had to stop at Crater of Diamonds State park. I dug for diamonds for a hour and surprise, none were found. but that day 11 diamonds were found. Oh, well. On to Carlsbad. West of Dallas the speed limit was 80. Nice. Also in Abilene I had the cheapest gas on the trip so far. $1.89. Of course that price did not last. Next gas $2.39. Very boring drive. Arrived in Carlsbad late Tues morning. Spent most of the day at the caverns. Took the Natural entrance to the caverns which takes you down 800 feet underground. Toured several of the rooms. Lowest was 820 feet underground. Lucky for me you had to take an elevator to the surface. Another worthwhile stop.
Wed I plan to drive to Los Alamos to visit Ed, Shelly and Chip.


Crater of Diamonds State Park
Crater of Diamonds State Park
Diging for diamonds
Dallas
Boring road
80mph
Carlsbad National Park
Natural entrance
Natural entrance
Caverns
Caverns
Caverns
Caverns
Caverns
Caverns
Caverns
Caverns
Caverns