Hiked with my wife and son to the Grotto and back. We got a late start and just made it to the gate before the ranger closed it at 4:30pm. The next day we visited Carlsbad Caverns with my wife relatives who live in Roswell, New Mexico.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe