After an amazing time sledding down the sand dunes at White Sands National Monument, we decided to check out Carlsbad Caverns National Park in Southeast New Mexico. We’ve been in plenty of caves before, but this place is in a league of its own! We hiked down into the cave for several hours, dropping almost 750 feet below the surface. The rooms were enormous, and seemed to go on forever. It was dead quiet in the caves and the unfamiliar sights made us feel as though we were on another planet. There were also load of minerals sparkling in the rocks.
After the Caverns, we set out to reach the gulf coast at Corpus Christi, Texas. Since we had to pass through San Antonio, we couldn’t resist stopping by to check out the Alamo. San Antonio is a cool city with a lot of history. The Alamo is right smack in the middle of the downtown area. Very interesting place to visit! That evening we camped at Mustang Island State Park. For the most part, it was a bust. Red tide was recently in the area, so the beach was littered with dead fish. Gross! At least we were able to cook some incredible burgers on the grill.