“Going to the woods and wild places has little to do with recreation and much to do with creation.” – Wendell Berry, Words From the Land
“Conocer las areas naturales tiene poco que ver con el recreo y mucho que ver con la creacion.” – Wendell Berry, Words From the Land
(March 28 to 30, 2019) I was going to skip the Carlsbad Caverns National Park because I didn’t want to drive in the opposite direction. People told me how magnificent the Carlsbad Cavern is. The big room in the Cavern is about 14 football fields in size. Okay… I have no reason to rush! I am here. The Cavern is about two hours driving distance from El Paso. (I am a slow driver with my old car.) I decided to visit Carlsbad Caverns
At dawn, I checked out of the
hotel in El Paso and drove to Guadalupe Mountain National Park Campground
because there is no overnight stay campground in Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
After driving about a half way, I saw red and blue blinking lights behind my
car. I pulled over. A Texas Highway Patrol told me that “He stopped me
because I had my high beam lights on”. He must have u-turned somewhere.
When I drive in a remote area, I turn on the headlamps, but not the high beams.
I told him so. He stayed in front of my car and asked me to turn on and off the
high beams. Then, after confirming that I didn’t have the high beams on: “Have
a safe trip, Mam!”
It is nice to see highway patrol
cars on such a remote road. I felt secure thinking about a possible car
problem; besides, this officer had really cute smiley eyes and an ear to ear