27.03.2011 - 21.03.2011
Unfortunatly I boo booed and forgot the time zone difference and we arrived to late to put up our tent. A couple bottles of wine and a cleverly thrown together dinner made sleeping in the car quiet enjoyable.
As soon as the sun came up so did we. The view we woke up to was nothing short of inspirational. That put quiet the pep in our step and after freshening up and putting on our hiking gear we started the hunt for the trails. The visitor center was still closed but I sniffed one out.
Half way up the mountain we started questioning what the devil put the idea in our heads that we could do this. Oops, that would have been Jen lol. But we toughed it out, well, after the whining we did, and only got lost once. Well, not lost, we were on the right path but were not 100% sure it was where we were supposed to be. With leggs like jelly we poured ourself in the car and started our drive to Carlsbad Caverns.
After we bought our tickets for the cave tour I had a malfunction with my camelbak and the entire back of my pants and shirt were soaked. Fun. We decended 800 feet into the earth and while I was taking pictures and marveling at what my eyes were seeing, Kanga was at a dead sprint to the bottom so she wouldnt have to look at anymore "stupid, smelly, rocks". Gotta love it. So with the brisk pace and the wet pants I have quiet the diaper rash. No worrys though, nothing little like that is going to stop me from dragging Kanga through the destert some more.
She is in high spirits right now as we are in Albuquerque(she likes the city better) and, thanks to Roberts research, are headed out for what promises to be some great food and some awesome beer.