On Monday night we stayed in a Best Western in Carlsbad - one of those typical motel type places and had a tailgate party of a few beers and some takeout Dominoes pizza's, listening to the radio playing classic rock blasting out of two Streetglide stereos.
The Carlsbad Caverns are really quite impressive, to get down to them is a 1.5 mile walk descending 800 ft through some amazing sites and huge spaces. Every night the bats flock out and there is an amphitheatre to see them. My favourite bit was the gift shop at the bottom - an amazing piece of incongruence. After the caverns we blasted to Fort Davis and had a brief run in with the law when one of our group was stopped for speeding - doing 70mph in a National Park is according to Gary a Felony and could have had a prison sentence - the officer let them off!