Hello New Mexico!
F U N. The best word to describe our trip to White Sands National Monument in Spring of 2013. It was a morning of utter abandon, running and sliding freely along the white mountains of sand. The wind swept sand hills look like they belong either in the Sahara or on the moon, not in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Little gems like this are why I love road tripping across the country. There are a plethora of state and national parks to hike through, especially in the West, with corky special attractions unique to that one park. I can’t say there was much else to do in that corner of New Mexico, but it was well worth the drive. We made a loop that weekend, from San Antonio to Carlsbad Caverns, to Taos for a ski weekend, then back home through White Sands with a quick stop in El Paso to visit my high school best friend. Touring the magnificent stalactites and stalagmites in Carlsbad Caverns and experiencing total darkness that is only possible in a cave was awe-inspiring. We then enjoyed a weekend of snowboarding in fresh powder in the quaint and artsy town of Taos, where we stayed in an adobe home outfitted in the traditional southwestern décor. And as the ridiculous pictures demonstrate, we eventually made our way over to White Sands for a little amusement.
My beautiful soon-to-be wife before our sliding escapades.