Carlsbad Caverns: A Cool Descent

There are affiliate links in here.* New Mexico is hot.  Like, way hotter than I expected.  Most of the road trip was around the 80's temperature wise, but not New Mexico.  It was all right around 100.  After the hot air balloon ride in Albuquerque, we told one of the guys on the balloon team we…

Alien Everything: Welcome to Roswell

I imagined Roswell to be a tiny alien themed everything town in the middle of nowhere New Mexico.  The middle of nowhere part was right.  The tiny town part wasn't.  The alien themed everything was a little off too.  I had high expectations and maybe they should have been a little lower.   Our first…

Albuquerque From Above: A Hot Air Balloon Adventure

My fingers were probably crossed for good weather from the moment we booked our hot air balloon flight.  I'm talking a week of crossed fingers.This is serious business. For as long as I can remember, I've loved hot air balloons and wanted to ride in one.  When we started planning the southwest road trip, it…