Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Greetings from Carlsbad, New Mexico

Greetings from Carlsbad, NM Vintage Linen Postcard

Greetings from Carlsbad, NM Vintage Linen Postcard

Postmarked 11 October 1945
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Published by Curteich (7A-H2484)

Postcard Caption:
GREETINGS FROM CARSLBAND, NEW MEXICO / County seat of Eddy (formerly historic Lincoln County), famous for early day cattle wars and feuds of cattle-men. Located in the fertile Pecos Valley, it boasts a mild winter climate--average temperature 63 degrees with fine fishing and hunting in nearby mountains Carlsbad has the only two potash mines in America, but it is best known as the Gateway to the famous Carlsbad Caverns, 24 miles distant. This city of 7,500 population has ample accommodations for the throngs of visitors who visit the Caverns yearly.
Postcard Message:
Ernie / 10/11/45
When I went on my first road trip with my grandparents, we traveled to California through New Mexico and Arizona, stopping at Carlsbad Caverns. Since then, it has had the status in my mind as a most amazing place.
Aimee at Carlsbad Caverns

Aimee at Carlsbad Caverns

Despite my love for the area, I've only been there once since my first trip. In 2000 or 2001, my then boyfriend and I took a trip to Carlsbad Caverns. I signed us up for a couple of "at your own risk" tours which were worth it. When we embarked on the Spider Cave Tour, we had to wear helmets and protective gear for our climb through narrow passages. A little scary but exhilarating.

Carlsbad Caverns Spider Cave Tour

Our other tour was of Slaughter Canyon Cave, if I remember correctly. After the first tour which made me feel like a tough adventurer, the second tour wasn't as intense, but I think I fell and embarrassed myself on this "easier" tour. Now, I feel nostalgic and wish I could visit Carlsbad Caverns RIGHT NOW! I miss cacti and the desert.

My post here is heavy on Carlsbad Caverns because, besides the caverns in the "C," I can't identify any of the scenes in the other letters. Maybe a reader could help?

1 comment:

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