Beth is a wife and homeschool mom of three kids. She enjoys anything related to true crime, a cold glass of sweet tea and drives down county roads. She loves the simplicity RV life has brought to her and her family. Beth and her family own a 2008 Keystone Fuzion Toy Hauler.
Window to Carlsbad, New Mexico
Window to the World Location:
Carlsbad, New Mexico
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Just a few months ago, our #windowtotheworld was southeast New Mexico. Thanks so much @thorindustries for letting us share a glimpse into our world as a #thorpartner. As an oilfield family, we go where the work is, and when this picture was taken, work was in Carlsbad, NM. There isn’t much out there but that didn’t stop us from finding beautiful places. We explored Sitting Bull Falls, Carlsbad Caverns, Fort Stanton, Ruidoso and Cloudcroft, Sacramento Mountains. The list is long. As a homeschool family, the walls of our classroom have expanded further than ever before. The experiences our children have had, the lessons learned and memories made couldn’t have happened any other way and they will certainly last a life time✨
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Why do you like it here?
Can I be real for a moment? We didn’t always love it here. We couldn’t find the beauty in Carlsbad at first. But when we started digging deeper, we found so many hidden treasures, like secret caves and hiking spots. As long as we made it a point to explore, there was always some new beauty to be found.
What noteworthy places are nearby?
Carlsbad Caverns are awesome, and if you’re feeling adventurous, you can go in the evening when a giant group of bats emerge from their cave. Sitting Bull Falls is a beautiful oasis in the middle of the desert. It was our favorite place to go last summer. You can take a short hike to reach the falls, and then you can jump into the water. Also, if you’re willing to do a little extra driving, Cloudcroft and Ruidoso are beautiful mountain towns with great hiking trails. We really enjoyed horseback riding at Grindstone Stables in Ruidoso. It’s something for all ages so the whole family can do it together.
What’s your favorite part about this view & why?
It is a nice, quiet spot away from the hustle of the oil boom town. I love that our kids could still enjoy being outside their home. It’s a reminder that while we’re always in pursuit of our next adventure, taking the time to rest and enjoy the present moment is important too.
How do you decide where to go next?
This is such a crazy question for this time of our lives. As an oilfield family, we don’t usually get to choose. We just go where the work is. As of spring 2020, we have no choice but to go back home because there is no work for us right now. We are excited for the day when we know where our next destination will be.
Which views are on your bucket list & why?
After being in desert towns, our hope is to look out our window and see the Pacific Coast some day. Montaña de Oro State Beach would be incredible for all the sea life we could see close up. Or Pismo Beach for the cinnamon rolls and relaxing atmosphere. San Simeon has legendary elephant seals and Big Sur has famous incredible views, trails and giant redwoods. So anything on the coast would be a dream.