Sunday, November 6, 2011


We have been up for most of the night. The Southwest has been getting hammered with wind storms. Trey and I have given up on chasing good weather as the bad weather apparently has a leg up and over us.
It’s cool with me, I like the dramatic effects to our photographs, and I like that we have great stories to share with all of you. Here is a ditty from last night.

We knew from that we were in for another wind storm. Third night in a row. Joey has been sick and hasn’t eaten for two days. We think it could be from the wind shaking the camper all around, or he ate something gross yet again. Last night as Trey and I were trying to sleep, Joey started panting and shaking. Trey and I argued about the situation for a fruitless hot minute. We realized that arguing was a waste of time as always. Trey let him outside and the truth came out… literally. As Joey was expressing himself in a fowl kind of way, he saw something off in the distance, and his cute little doggy instincts kicked in as he was in mid- action. He took off… full sprint after something special in the dark. Then, Joey reappeared and flopped on the ground rubbing his face. Once again our sweet little booger had been skunked. Did I mention it is with 50mph wind gusts? Poor Joey got to sleep outside.

 We had plans today…

Let me back track and start from the beginning…

 Trey and I headed to Southern New Mexico in search of Carlsbad Caverns. We left White Sands and headed Southeast, Joey started not feeling well that night after our hike through the sands. Generally, we let Joey run around and be a dog…that day was no different.
The drive from White Sands to Carlsbad Caverns was only about 4hours but there is really nothing to see along the way. So, the drive is long. Once you get across the state its pretty flat, dry, and uninteresting. We started wondering if Carlsbad was all that it’s cracked up to be.
 We made it there gratefully but a little too late to see the caverns, so we set up camp and planned to go the next day (Saturday) and reserved a spot with a guide-only tour for Sunday. (The one we missed.L) (Today) (The one we should be doing right now.) Trey is currently at the store buying de-skunking stuff. Good times. Joey is still currently outside. (Sick and stinky)
Yesterday was amazing however. The caverns did not let us down and are completely worth the trip despite all that is going on right now. We are upset about missing the guided tour today but Joey, being our only son, must come first. We could stay another day and continue to explore the caves but more wind storms are to come tonight so we are going to continue South and head into Texas! YES, I said Texas. Maybe we will find good weather there. HA