Well, not really but Llama did go where there is a large bat colony. Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Llama’s travel companion, Karol, had her 59th birthday on September 11th. All she really wanted to do was get out of town and go hike Carlsbad Caverns. She and Llama could go there every day and that would be fine.
Karol has an arm injury which makes typing tough. Please excuse the brief blog post.
Thanks to Yelp we found the most amazing food in Carlsbad, Carniceria San Juan de Los Lagos. This meat market/restaurant is fresh, tasty, and authentic. I had a chance to practice my Spanish and you totally needed it. The few tables were spread out and the place super clean. It is relatively new, 3 years old. There is also a panaderia, so we had to buy a treat for later.
Had a great day at Carlsbad Caverns and Sitting Bull Falls.
Quick trip to Carlsbad, NM. Just a quick note on use of points to travel and experience. NM is technically closed to most visitors but we didn’t feel this was really checked as there were lots of out of state license plates, but we had 2 recent COVID neg tests just in case and we don’t want to be virus spreaders. I would say for all of NM’s strict rules, there seemed to be only about 50% compliance with mask, social distancing rules.
At Carlsbad Caverns compliance was higher. We wore our masks for about 80% of the time in the caverns, only slipping them off when were way away from folks.
We wore our masks everywhere else in public.
Stayed in an Airbnb room, shared bath for $70 offset by 7000 Capital One Venture points. Very clean and we didn’t see anyone the whole stay.
Gas, one awesome dinner, and one birthday present t-shirt for myself was all we spent. Yay!
Admission to Carlsbad Caverns and Sitting Bull Falls covered by our National Parks Pass.
So nice to be away for a bit. Great trip.