White Sands, pink cheeks

I got done with my magnet school tour earlier than I’d anticipated today, so I cruised east on U.S. 70 about 50 miles to see White Sands National Monument.

I had an idea I might hike the longest trail, but I got tired after a mile or so and doubled back. Sand will wear you out, for real. Hiking Amboy Crater was much easier than hiking the dunes.

My nose and cheeks are sunburned, but I had a good time anyway and am definitely going back when Ron has time to travel with me.

Here is a pathetic cell phone picture I took on my hike: