If you were blindfolded, and stayed in your car with the air conditioning running full on, you might easily be convinced that you had just entered a Winter Wonderland; complete with rolling hills covered with fresh, smooth snow, ripe for sledding.
Though it isn’t snow it is perfect for sledding.
Forget the ancient petroglyphs, forget Billy the Kid, this is my children’s favorite thing about New Mexico.
This lonely guy (or gal) was even a form of amusement as the children would bury him and then place bets as to where he would dig his way out.
It is a well known fact that I have an almost phobic fear of crunchy bugs, but he even fascinated me with his tiny foot prints trailing behind him in the sand.
It was a great day. The children entertained themselves for hours exploring the dunes, Jim entertained himself with his camera, and I had several guilt-free hours of reading and writing.
The White Sands National Monument is a perfect destination for families.