CARLSBAD CAVERNS NP, NM

My favorite movie during the month of October will always be Hocus Pocus. This year, I've decided to be a witch and celebrate early by wearing my witch costume while exploring the inside of Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Have you guys decided on your Halloween costume yet? I tried sneaking around the cave to scare a few people, but most of the time they were not spooked out and thought my witch hat was cool. What an amazing sight! I've been through caverns similar to the one in Carlsbad, when I traveled overseas to Vietnam (Quang Binh) to explore one of the biggest caves in the world. If you don't have time to travel to Asia, Carlsbad Caverns is your next best bet. The cave was deep as well as big. I spent three hours down there. At around 5:45pm, you can sit at the outdoor "Bat Amphitheater" to witness close to half a million bats ascend out of the cavern's opening to search for food. They make a loop twirl as they fly out, then fly like they are drunk into the night. I actually admire bats because one of their favorite food to eat is mosquitoes and have I mentioned how much I dislike those annoying blood suckers? I also camped one night at the White City Campground. Before Carlsbad Caverns, I did stayed a night in Rosewell at the Bottomless Lake State Park. I wished someone warned me beforehand to not camp there since it had all the amenities (nature wise), that would sway me away from ever stepping foot near that location. Smell was horrid (cow manure), lots of mosquitoes/bugs, and the campsite will not allow you to burn wood to make your camp fire and did I mentioned the smell was awful (I lost my appetite that night)? Yes, they had complimentary showers and wifi, but that's not enough to be able to enjoy the lake when nature wants you to crawl into a hole and stay there. That's all for now folks. I'm currently in Texas and enjoying what I see and smell so far. Stay tuned...