White Sands National Monument

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.

White Sands National Monument

 

Though it isn’t snow it is perfect for sledding.

White Sands National Monument

 

Forget the ancient petroglyphs, forget Billy the Kid, this is my children’s favorite thing about New Mexico.

White Sands National Monument

 

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.

White Sands National Monument

 

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.