After a good night sleep, and an amazing continental breakfast (I definitely ate a waffle shaped like Texas), we went to Walmart to stock up on some snack food and other necessities, and then hit the road. Destination? Roswell, New Mexico. The drive was about 5 hours or so through flat, desert terrain. It was hard to really grasp the idea of so much open space as far as the eye can see in any direction. A few trees would pop up here and there, but for the most part, it was just miles and miles of desert. It was more entertaining than it may sound. Mr. Carey had several tidbits of random information about the ecology and geology of the plains, offering a really enjoyable and interesting ride.
We arrive in Roswell and go to the UFO Museum. There was nothing too special about the museum, in my opinion, but at the same time there’s something about the alien debate that entertains me. The whole idea of aliens almost creates its own culture. There is rarely any halfhearted debaters. I enjoy seeing people argue passionately for both sides, completely convinced that their idea is the only real truth. A waste of time? Yea, probably. But I’m just fascinated at the way we take ideas and form our lives around them.
After Roswell, we drove over to Carlsbad and went to the Carlsbad Caverns. We were late getting there so we could not go in the caves, but we did get there in time to see a pretty cool phenomenon. Every night, starting in May and lasting through September, there is a particular cave that houses thousands upon thousands of bats. At sunset, when it gets dark enough, they all come flying out of the cave, going to eat. It was pretty cool too see. We are going back in the morning to actually hike down in the caves as well.
It’s been a good, long day. God is good as always, and I continue to be amazed and blessed by His creation all around me, and the many places and phenomena that this trip is allowing me to experience and witness.