Trip Review Part 2
This photo was taken at The Great Sand Dunes National Park.
From a distance it looks like a lighter, lower mountain range in the distance. But up close it's mind-blowing. 132.8 square miles of sand.
This is me in the distance. (Great picture, right? )
The history of the dunes is fascinating. Check out the Wikipedia page. This apparently fragile environment, created 440,000 years ago, is actually growing/increasing every year.
We didn't spend much time there, but it's definitely worth going back to visit again, especially to see how far I can walk and walk and walk through the 40-50 foot and higher dunes that go on for quite a distance.
Another fun aspect of Southern Central Colorado is the signs for UFOs all over the place. Here's an example.
And, finally, once in Santa Fe we went to a lot of shops and galleries. My favorite were the kinetic sculptures.