Saturday, December 11, 2010

THE Trip, Carlsbad New Mexico, The Riverwalk

Copyright 2010, CABS for Reflections From the Fence

When Man and I heard folks talking about their Riverwalk in Carlsbad, we figured it was something akin to the one in San Antonio Texas.  Wrong!

The Riverwalk in Carlsbad is simply natural.  It is 4.5 miles of fishing, walking, picnic tables, playgrounds, all along what we found to be the neatly kept banks of the Pecos River.

You can even cross over the river on this bridge.

And, a water fountain in the middle of the river, sweet:

One of the more interesting sights, a palm tree dressed in it's winter best.  We are guessing to protect it from the cold(er) nights.  Saw quite a few palms dressed this way all around town.

We only had a short visit to The Riverwalk of Carlsbad New Mexico, however, we found it to be a wonderful respite.  In our opinion, a true jewel the town has every right to be proud of.


Heather Rojo said...

I like that palm tree with the wrappings. Maybe we could try that here in New Hampshire! LOL!

Barbara Poole said...

What a beautiful place. You are right, Carlsbad should be proud. Been to the one in San Antonio, I like this one better. Have fun today.

Anonymous said...

I have been to San Antonios' Riverwalk it is like a fake river (like in an amusement park)with good restaurants along the way. I took our daughter to the Riverpark area in Carlsbad, New Mexico and thought that it was one of the most beautiful parks that I had seen and at that time, had the highest slide I'd ever seen too! Thanks for reminding me! Good memory! :-)