Sunday, February 20, 2011

Carlsbad Caverns and Guadelupe National Park

    Friday to hit the road to Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico. Roughly 140 miles from El Paso. We found that we had to drive through Guadelupe National Park to get there. We all were in aww of everhting we saw. A and E became Jr. Rangers and M became a Sr. Rangers. To become Jr. Rangers and a Sr. Ranger they had to track animals, get quizzed on the local animals and plants. Watch a video on how the Carlsbad Caverns and Guadelupe Mountains were formed then take a quiz. They had to learn desert survival. A~ really enjoyed that. He is all about that stuff. They all did very well.  We are all doing the National Park Passort Progam. Every National Park they go to they will get a stamp for that park. They loved that idea.

     M's favorite thing was the caverns. She just went on and on about it. She is begging to go back again soon. She says 'everyone' should see it before they die. It really is amazing. It's like being on a different planet. So cool. There was a lot of buzz about a new cave they found a few months ago in the cavern's. It is supposed to be very amazing. Right now it is only open to exploring teams and rangers. They have discovered new microorganisms in there so it will be a few years before anyone else is allowed in there.

Pictures will come later.

Queen J~

1 comment:

  1. I visited the caverns when I was a kid, it was a great experience! Thanks for the comment on my blog, I can't think of any experiments..but you might want to ask over at the well trained mind boards, the ladies there always have great advice!