Aug 20 2017

We picked up Mary at home and went to the airport. Then we got on a flight and we're ready to go to New Mexico.


Aug 21 2017

We drove to Hueco Tanks State Park. It is famous for rock climbing. We hike a small trail and Mary climbed for a while. We took out our solar glasses and checked out the solar eclipse. We saw the moon start covering the sun. We drove to Guadalupe Mountains National Park. We did the activities for the Junior Ranger with Mary, mostly in the visitor center. We did the scavenger hunt, then the ranger talk about the myths of eclipses and a small hike.
We finished the day with Carlsbad Cavern and seeing the bats fly out.


Aug 22 2017

We went to Carlsbad Cavern National Park for the day. Mary did her Junior Ranger activities and got both a badge and patch. She used a computer to create speleothems such as stalagmites and stalagmite. The elevators were under repair so we headed to the Natural Entrance of the cave and stated to hike down to the big room.

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