I moved south and stayed at Brantley Lake State Park. I decided on hook-ups (water/electric) since I had recently signed up for a month’s trial of Netflix and wanted to try it out. I chose the first episode Ken Burns film on “National Parks- Ameria’s Best Idea”. It worked flawlessly. It was a great film.
I also chose Brantley Lake SP since it was close to both Carlsbad Caverns and also the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. I elected to visit the Carlsbad Caverns as my first all day visit. What a place! My “Geezer Pass” got me a free tour of the Big Room. Love that Geezer Pass!!!!
You get in an elevator that takes you 750′ underground in less then a minute. Then you enter the “Big Room”. That was a very appropriate name for this room underground. It is HUGE!! You take a self guided tour of the room which goes for 1 1/2 miles. I can walk from end to end in my motorhome in about 2 1/2 seconds. The big room took over an hour. It was fabulous.
I only wish my pictures had turned out better, but I was constantly having to adjust my camera settings for the lighting. It wasn’t easy getting really good pics so I selected a few of the best.
Be sure to click and then click again to enlarge all photos.
This stalagmite is know as the Lion’s Tale. It was HUGE!!
This is the “Totem Pole” and it looked just like one only very large.
Here is the “Doll’s Theater. It was like looking at a small stage with many stalactites.
This formation is the “Chinese Theater”.
The pictures do not really do this wonderful cavern justice. It is truly spectacular. I might suggest that everyone put this on their “Bucket List”.