Tuesday, June 15, 2010

White Sands National Monument!!

This place is soooo neat!! We decided to come check it out while we were camping up in Cloudcroft this last weekend. It's located on the other side of the Sacramento mountain range, and we had never been before, so we took a little day trip and are so glad we did! This is the largest gypsum dune field in the world, covering 275 miles! And some dunes reach up to 60 ft tall! There are only a few plants and animals that survive here because the dunes are constantly changing and cover everything in it's path. The white sand is absolutely beautiful!

This is the road that takes you into the park. We felt like we were on another planet!

Kids come and slide down the dunes in saucers, but Shanam decided to have his own fun :) We'll definitely be back with our kids, though! That's for sure!
Speaking of kids, our ultrasound is coming up! Post your guesses before the 28th if you want to get in on the action :) And p.s. Shanam had a dream while we were camping that it was a girl. So now he's unsure on his prediction of "Jr." It'll be fun to find out!!!

7 comments:

jeff and alli said...

I really don't know, I could see you guys having a boy or a girl first. I'll guess girl.

T-Ray said...

So cool! It looks like snow.

Bre said...

I'm guessing a girl all the way!

Shakirra said...

Well, I think there is a strong chance you could have a boy. I'll say boy, just because a lot of the people I know are having boys right now. Either way it'll be WONDERFUL! Congratulations!

Anelieze + Franco Castrejon said...

love it! it's beautiful :) I definitely think it's a girl!! And you should name her Anelieze. ;)

The Knappy Crew said...

I don't have a clue....Usually I am hopeful for the couple one way or another. I think you two will be happy with either. It is nice to start a family off with a boy, but my little girl is so wonderful. I will say girl since everyone I know seems to be having boys.I am soooo excited for you. ( :

Suzanna H. said...

Okay, we need to plan a camping trip! Especially since you are coming so close to where we live so often!!!