Larry & Lee Ann's Journey travel blog

On our way to Carlsbad, looking to my right back at our...

Looking down the river to our right...

Hi baby!

The city is doing a great job maintaining everything!

Isn't this a cute playground area? IThis is just a small portion...

It's a great day for a stroll!

We passed this area along our way and noted they are in...

Time for a break. Note the rental paddle boats across the river...Would...

It's pretty no matter which side of the river you are on.

I made my way back across while my honey took the camera...

Looking back up the river. So pretty! Note the bird in middle...


Monday afternoon we headed into downtown Carlsbad to walk along the 4.5 mile Pecos Riverwalk. The weather was beautiful and it felt great getting out to stretch our legs a bit. Not much has changed since we last visited in 2007. The city has done a great job maintaining the walking path, the playground equipment, the lawn, the fishing docks and the benches for resting along your walk. The summer season has ended so the boat rides, rental facilities and food vendors seem to be closed for the season. We understand Christmas is a lovely time to be here and I'll bet it is. I've seen photos of the walk lit in the evenings and at Christmas time and it looks lovely!

There weren't many folks here today. Kids on skateboards, a few couples and two children in the pretty cool playground across the river. We saw a couple of fishermen on the other side of the river and we hear the fishing is pretty good. They have a species called Grass Carp that a couple of the lakes near Ely, Nv could really use. We laughed about taking a couple back & throwing them in to get them started. Of course it might be a bit tough to keep them alive until we returned home!

We walked one side of the river, crossed the bridge and meandered down the other side. We weren't in any hurry and it was fun watching the squirrels and birds playing along the river's edge. All too soon it was time to make the 15 or so mile ride back to Brantley Lake State Park. We've enjoyed staying outside of town, although it is a bit of a drive to town and to the Carlsbad Caverns. $14 a night for power and water with a dumpsite available with easy access helps the budget. The park we stayed at in 2007 is no longer accepting Passport America & is about $40 a day. And the reviews on the other area RV parks were not encouraging. We drove by three of them on Monday and those reviews seemed to be pretty accurate. Next post we visit Carlsbad Caverns. See you there!



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