We stopped for a couple of days in Las Cruces, New Mexico and went to the White Sands Monument. I’ve driven by this several times but always figured it was a statue to some local Native Chief or something. Nope! This monument is actually hundreds of miles of pure white gypsum “sand” that looks and feels like flour. It is stunningly beautiful and absolutely amazing. The kids were sledding down the slopes as if they were on snow. Naturally, I threw myself down and had to make a “snow angel”. The sand is amazing – it doesn’t stick to anything, not even hair (good thing too). Just a couple of inches below the surface, the sand is ice cold. What is even more amazing is that the temperature jumps about 12 degrees the minute you leave the park! All that white stuff just sucks the heat out of the air.
I’m definitely going back there again!
From Las Cruces, we made 2 overnight pit stops in Van Horn, Texas and then Ozona, Texas. Not much ot report from either place.