|After many months in the Southeast, we were back in Big Country. There's no doubt about it - distances are bigger in the West. The last of the family, who had joined us to see the Fandangle, left us on the 1st. By 10:00 AM we were on the road and had 300 miles to drive to Carlsbad, NM. My original plan had been to go in Lamesa, TX (which has free RV parking in the city park). Our kids changed those plans. Our daughter, her son and his friend were going to Carlsbad to do the Caverns. Number one son and his family had gone to Carlsbad from their time with us in Albany. So, we quickly drove there to join the crowd.
Sunday evening, all of us drove to the Caverns to see the bat flight. Clark had never seen this phenomenon. Watching those little creatures silently fly out of the mouth of the cave is quite something. No pictures are allowed, because electronic devices seem to affect the bats. In fact, we watched a ranger escort someone away because he turned on his cell phone. I had seen the bat flight before and this evening was not the best, but still interesting to watch.
Monday was a treat for me, because I could join a group of my high school classmates as they had their monthly luncheon meeting. The rest of the afternoon was spent visiting my mother. She moved into an assisted living facility, in February, so it was good to see her new quarters.