We took the overland route up through the mountains, a good choice as it was 103 on the low land and 68 in the mountains.
Continuing on we timed our stop for White Sands to watch the sun set. White Sands is a National Monument and White Sands Missile Range surrounds the Park. Once you drive into the park there are places to stop for photo op's. As you go to the back of the park, you take your shoes off and can walk up the sand dunes. It is as if you are on another planet. The white is so pure, the sand incredibly soft.
We took a blanket, some waters, and the camera to the top of one of the dunes. We sat watching the sky change along with the dunes. What a lovely way to end a trip.
|Bosque del Apache|
|Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge|
|White Sands National Monument New Mexico|
|It's not snow|
|whose footprints are these?|
|Toes in the sand - ahhhhh!|
|White Sands as the sun begins to set|
|Rick at White Sands|
|me, enjoying the end of the day, another great trip on the side|