It was a long and arduous journey to Carlsbad, NM but we arrived without incident at around 3pm today. The terrain is very much desert now, which is beautiful in its own way, but not quite as captivating as what we've been driving through. We passed through quite a few old towns, some of which were just abandoned structural skeletons left to wither away with the elements. Seeing ghost towns like that always makes we wonder why the people decided to ditch it.
Close to Carlsbad, we passed through a currently inhabited city called "Loving" to which James replied "cute". That made me chuckle.
We arrived too late to get into the caverns today so we grabbed a campsite at the Carlsbad RV Park. This is our 2nd RV Park experience and I must say I'm pleasantly surprised. This one has a heated indoor pool, horseshoes, hair dryers in the bathroom and a huge selection of dvds you can rent for $1 (they also give you one free rental per campsite).