We said goodbye to New Mexico and drove to southern Colorado. As a child, my parents had taken my sister and I to Great Sand Dunes National Park, near Alamosa, and I remember it as being great fun. Steve and I went to the dunes on our honeymoon and had a lot of fun. Now it was time to take our girls there. Of all the places we visited on our trip, this was the one the girls were most excited about seeing.
The sand dunes don't look like much, at first. You drive through a desert plain with mountains in the distance on all sides. Eventually, you notice a smudge of tan at the base of one mountain range. Then you realize that the tan hills are sand dunes. Huge sand dunes! Miles of them!
But it is also a lot of fun!