When we left Texas we headed to Carlsbad, New Mexico.  We did a self guided tour through Carlsbad Caverns National park.  Very beautiful.  We traveled down an elevator over 800 feet below ground.  You can also choose to walk down a windy path.  This would take over an hour in itself.  The ride in the elevator takes less than a minute. I’ll take that option, thank you very much.  Once there, you are in the beginning of your journey.  The caverns  stay a very pleasant 56 degrees year round. These pictures really do not do these caverns justice.  To say they are huge is an understatement. The ‘Big Room’ is the size of 30 football fields and can reach upwards of 150 feet in height!