What National Park has an Eatery 750 feet below ground:
A. Carlsbad Caverns
B. Zion National Park
C. Yosemite National Park
D. Olympic National Park
If you enjoy finding hidden treasures, then this is one you may not know about. This eatery is known as the Lunchroom and is located in Carlsbad Caverns. It was originally started in 1928, two years before it became a National Park. Tourists would hike for 6 hours to the “Big Room”, which is a 357,469 square foot chamber, the largest in North America. They would be tired, hungry, and thirsty. Some entrepreneurs saw this and created the Underground Lunchroom which became quite profitable. Today the Lunchroom serves only cold food due to the impact on the environment, but this is still a treasure to check out.
Carlsbad Caverns, in general, is filled with valuable sights from the Stalactites and Stalagmites to the hundreds of bats and other animals. Hidden treasures are all around but can only be discovered if you take the time to pay attention.
As a leader, what are the hidden treasures of the people you work with? How much time do you spend paying attention and thus noticing the talents that are not easily seen each day? What we see on the surface is not everything that our people bring. We must look a little deeper and pay attention to the hidden treasures that might be “750 feet below ground.”