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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

From Mississippi to New Mexico: Day 1 and Day 2

We loaded up and headed out early on day one!
Can you see the picture of the Airstream clipped to Mississippi right behind my head?!? Moving the camper on our Roadtrip Countdown was SUPER exciting for the boys!
 We drove through Louisiana, and it seemed to take forever! I think that is probably because we were driving up the state on a diagonal which means we spent way more time than we usually do when we just drive through it on I-10. 
 We finally made it to Texas! And they are serious when they say everything is bigger in Texas...it took us two days to get out of the great state of Texas!
 We stopped overnight at a state park just off the interstate south of Dallas. We had some local bbq for dinner, we slept with the windows open, and then we headed out the next morning before the sun was up!
We ate breakfast in the parking lot of a truck stop:)
 We drove past miles and miles of wind farms...seriously I've never seen anything like them!
 We made it into New Mexico by lunchtime...and we only had to make one emergency stop {aka Eli had to poop and there was nowhere to stop for miles, so he had to poop in the camper on the side of the road!}.
 We enjoyed the beautiful views and the gorgeous blue sky all the way to Carlsbad, New Mexico!
We made it to Carlsbad Caverns around 3:00 pm.
  We went straight to the natural entrance to the cave and started the hike down. You have the option to ride the elevator down and then back up...but what is the fun in that! 
 The hike down took us a little over an hour, and the hike up took a little less time than that....mostly because Eli got a piggyback ride on the way up:) On the way down we kept passing people coming up who were sweaty and out of breath, and I kind of thought they were being wimps...that was until we started the hike back up! I don't know if its because there is less oxygen down there or what, but that was a tough hike up and I was sweaty and out of breath by the time we made it to the top!

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Anonymous said...

I am dying to check out Carlsbad Caverns. Its actually on our list of places to visit with the kiddos! How fun it looks. :)

Laurie @ Stylin Savanna said...

So awesome! We are taking a road trip to Disney this year in the fall.. it's a 18 hour drive for us from MD so it should be an interesting trip. Looks like you guys had a great time!

Amy said...

this looks like so much fun!!



Kelli said...

Yay...the start of the trip posts!!!! I can only imagine that it took a while to get through Texas. How was the BBQ?

CM said...

How fun! I really like the one pic with the boy's reflection in the camper. Looks like you guys had a good time!

Foursons said...

I LOVE the Carlsbad shots!! What fun. I totally need to go down the road to our own caverns with the boys. Y'all went on such an amazing trip, how will you ever top it?!

And yes- TX takes FOREVER to drive through! It gets annoying after a while.

Sarah @ Scissors and a Whisk said...

LOVE what you said about Texas ;) ;)

Everything is definitely bigger here, and I couldn't help but giggle when you said it took two days to get out of TX!

Autismland Penny said...

This looked like a fun trip! I love the road trip countdown in the back. I am totally using it on our next road trip!

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam & Dylan Too said...

What an amazing trip! I can't wait to see the rest of your pictures.
I couldn't believe how big Texas was...it took us just as long to drive to our destination in Texas from the Texas border as it did to drive from Pennsylvania to Texas!!!

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