Well, we planned to have a more low-key day today, but couldn’t resist going to see at least one touristy thing!
Around noon we headed just a few miles down the road to one of New Mexico’s state parks: the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens. It’s located high atop a huge hill just west of the town of Carlsbad. The 1.3 mile self-guided walking tour took us through all the different habitats found in the Chihuahuan Desert.
First, we went through the aviary. There are lots of these doves at our RV park and we probably won’t miss their constant cooing when we leave!
And, of course, lots of flowers for me to take pictures of! Don’t know what kind this one is.
More unknown flowers…
The yuccas here were huge! These were probably easily 20 feet tall.
Our last stop was a greenhouse where they had cacti and succulents from around the world.
A nice peaceful, but interesting, Sunday…