Archive for the 'Southwest-April 2005' Category

Jazzfest in New Orleans

Monday, May 2nd, 2005

I arrived in New Orleans on Saturday, April 30, with only one day left of Jazzfest. I have wanted to attend this festival for many years, and people have always told me that if you go once, you will want to go forever. I now understand why.

Austin (and Houston), Texas

Friday, April 29th, 2005

The second of the long drives took me from Carlsbad to Austin, Texas, where I spent a few days visiting family and friends.

Carlsbad Caverns

Saturday, April 23rd, 2005

The day after Guadalupe Mountains, I drove to neighboring Carlsbad Caverns in southeastern New Mexico.

The natural entrance to the cave

Looking back to where some half a million Mexican freetail bats roost during the day

Down to the big room

A giant column in the big room

The caverns alone are quite an amazing site to see, but if […]

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Friday, April 22nd, 2005

After Cruces, I headed to one of Texas’ most beautiful areas, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, where I camped on top of Texas, at a campground 700 ft. below Guadalupe Peak, the highest point in the state.

Here are some photos from the hike up

Views from my campsite

On the trail to the top of Texas. […]

Durango

Thursday, April 21st, 2005

Durango was one of those experiences that makes trips like this worthwhile.