Wednesday, 14 July 2010

White Sands National Monument

There are two can't-miss sights in NM we planned to visit. The first was Carlsbad Caverns and the second is this place, White Sands National Monument. It is the world's largest area of gypsum. The sand is pure white and surprisingly it is not hot to walk on.

At the visitors centre we hired a sled and then headed out to the dunes. We had tried to watch the short documentary but a certain 11 month old wouldn't sit still.

Lucy enjoyed the sledding (she was the only one of us light enough to get a really good slide going) but she complained and moaned about climbing back up again.

Henry alternated his time between waddling around and eating gypsum.

I've avoided using cliches so far but truly the following apply: endless blue skies, pure white sand, photos don't do it justice, you just had to be there and so on.

We are only sorry that we weren't there for a full moon picnic!

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