Monday, July 17, 2006

The Great Sand Dunes... and heading home

I had always wanted to see the Great Sand Dunes National Monument; it's in an out-of-the-way location, and it seemed we were always ready to head home before we got to go there.

If we ever go again, we'll plan on camping there all night and walking the dunes early in the morning.  I so wanted to walk barefoot in that sand, but do you know how hot sand gets with the sun shining on it?  I tried, truly... but even MY tough old feet couldn't take it.

8 comments:

msecz said...

I have never seen the great sand dunes before and my son lived in that area for a few years and sent me lots of pictures too.... thanks. Sandra

ksquester said...

MO, Been reading about your trip. I am so glad you and Cliff had a wonderful time. I love the current desktop picture you snapped.  Andi and I are in Arizona, headed home to KS today. It's hot in both places.  They had a special thermometer here on the news and took the temps of various items and found that the pavement temp. was 147 degrees (not a typo) and door handles were 105.  It's like a ghost town here in the valley.  Your pictures are wonderful!   Anne

lv2trnscrb said...

those were all great pictures of your trip; thanks for sharing them with us; lots of wonderful memories I'm sure to talk of over the weeks ahead

betty

marainey1 said...

One picture is just more breathtaking than the one before.  I feel like I just had a mini vacation looking at them.  You'd make a good tour guide !   'On Ya' - ma

siennastarr said...

I loved all the pictures from the last 4 entries, Donna!  I'm so glad that you and Cliff had such a great time!  The Colorado sky IS blue isn't it!  Amazing!  I always figured the sky was really blue like that in Missouri too!  I guess not, eh?   I know it isn't where I live.  You can't see anything past all the smog and haze! :(

Jackie

robinngabster said...

That's really neat and I love the pic of you!

sunnyside46 said...

I've been there too, thanks fo rsharing, it brought back memories I havent thought of in years
Marti

am4039 said...

yes sand does get awfully hot that's for sure. Some more great pictures.