Sunday, August 31, 2008

White Sands National Monument

Sadly, today is denouement of our road trip story. The last day. We left Albuquerque this morning and stopped by White Sands National Monument.

We couldn't help but notice how much everything looked like a snowy wonderland, and so we did what anyone would do in a snowy wonderland; we went sledding.

"Surreal" would be the word for that, I guess. You're sledding on white powder that should be snow, yet it is scorch-freak-ing hot outside.

We also took a few hikes as well.

The trails are located conveniently close to the White Sands Missile Range, so unlike the warning posters at the Grand Canyon telling you not to die from sun exposure, you get all new ones telling you not to pick up anything shiny because it will most likely detonate.
We drove until we reached a tiny town called Fort Davis, TX where we are staying with the other half of "Tim and Jessie" from Albuquerque. Jessie is actually down here visiting her parents. Tomorrow, we get up early and head for Austin.

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