Sunday, February 10, 2013
Landscape Like None Other
Michael visited White Sands while on a business trip in nearby El Paso, Texas. He was in Texas for an extended stay and on weekends he and some coworkers would go visit National Parks in the region. Michael had discovered the Passport to Your National Parks Program and was eager to get as many of the special stamps as possible. Collecting the stamps is one of his favorite hobbies (mine, too, but I collect them on postcards rather than the special passport book).
While at White Sands, Michael took advantage of one of the most popular activities in the park and went sledding on the sand. The gift shop sells plastic discs for the sledding. The sand looks very much like snow, and the cold weather on the day he visited must have made it all the more wintery. Michael writes that the sledding was lots of fun, but climbing up the dunes for the next run is tough!