Wednesday morning found us on our way to San Antonio, TX to see the Alamo. It is quite a small attraction. Just a church and some walls. It probably would have meant more, at least to me, if I knew some of the history behind it! It only took about 20 minutes to see everything.
From here, we drove on to Sonora, TX. Along the way, we stopped and watch the new “Hotel Transylvania 3”. I LOVE these movies! This one was pretty cute as well. Once the movie was done we were back on the road. A couple of hours later we checked in to our hotel for the night, did a load of laundry, went swimming (I did), had dinner, and then went to bed!
The next morning we got up and drove to. Carlsbad Caverns. If you have never been, you should! It’s unlike anything I have ever seen before. The sheer enormity of the entire thing is amazing! And when they turned out the lights, WOW! You can’t imagine the depth of the total blackness down there (about 750′ below the surface). And all this beauty was created by water seeping through the rocks!
We spent a few hours here and then headed for our hotel for the night. There is pretty much NOTHING to do or see in the town of Carlsbad. Well…except eat! I wanted Long John Silver’s and Jim wanted Taco Bell, so we went to both places! We had to wait like forever at both places as there were a million people in each line! To me, it was worth it though as their fried shrimp is delicious!
Jim and I decided to cut our trip short by a day and just drive straight home from Carlsbad, NM so we knew we needed a good night’s sleep. We watched murder shows and ate our dinners in our hotel room. What a date!
At about 4:20 am on Friday my eyes popped open, ready to go home! I was in and out of the shower and we were all packed and on the road by 5:15 am! So, needless to say that our day was spent driving, driving, going potty, driving, eating junk, driving, searching for an Arizona Starbucks mug (Jim stopped at about five different Starbucks before I found the right mug–what a good honey!), going potty, driving!!!
We finally rolled into our drive-way at about 8:40 pm. Boy, were we happy to be home! The dogs were excited, the son was excited, WE were excited. It was like a party! Not really, but it sure felt good to be home!
The final odometer reading was 13,046.
That means we drove about 8,000 miles in less than 40 days! I have to say it was quite an adventure, and not for the faint of heart! This year’s vacation was a sort of trial run for next year’s European trip. I am ready!!!