Greetings from Carlsbad Caverns National Park

My parents took my sister and I on vacation to the Carlsbad Caverns. I excitedly waited for the bats to depart the cave. I was in awe of this daily event and was amazed at the many different creatures that called this place home. I was hooked and wanted to see as many national parks as I could. Although I have been very busy as a nurse, I hope one day to retire and visit all the parks. It breaks my heart to see what the Trump administration is doing to these beautiful preservations of our country.

Sincerely,
Cherri

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Deep beneath the Chihuahuan Desert in southern New Mexico is a labyrinth of more than 300 limestone caves, carved over 250 million years ago.

State(s): New Mexico

Established: 1923

“It brings us back to nature and requires us to slow down and enjoy the beautiful gifts that God has to offer.”

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