Friday, June 24, 2016

The Great Sand Dunes

I never wrote about our family getaway on Memorial Day weekend to the Great Sand Dunes. We have been wanting to go for a few years now and finally pulled it off.

It is about a 3.5 hour drive, but we knew that going on Memorial Weekend we would probably run into crowds. Thankfully, we did not hit any traffic until we were within a couple miles of the park entrance. At that point, this was our view which was not so bad.

One of the reasons that so many people visit the Great Sand Dunes in late May/early June is because the melting snow from the surrounding mountains produces a creek at the base of the dunes. The kids really enjoyed playing in it. Here are the girls in the creek with Drew exploring in the background.

We spent a majority of our two days there playing in the creek, but the girls did hike up some of the smaller dunes and enjoyed running down them. 

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