Sand dune days
Thursday morning we woke up to the gorgeous mountains. The sun was sparkling off the snow caps high up. I made us a "go get'em" charged breakfast. Bacon, eggs and pineapple, Rima enjoyed it much better than her normal scandi shake. We then packed up our belongings and got ready to head south to Sand Dunes National Park. We took some last minute pictures of the mountains and the house. Off we were to play in some sand! The drive was about 30 minutes. Boy, when land is flat and you can see where your end destination is, it sure is a mind F*** when you think you will be there in five minutes and twenty minutes later you're still not there.
We got to Sand Dunes National Park under the early afternoon sun. We parked and prepared to play in some sand. We didn't realize till we stepped out of the car that we would have to cross a very shallow creek. It was pretty wide but beautiful. Such a strange place. Snow covered mountains as a backdrop, a sandbar like area and then hills on hills of soft yellow/white sand. In the middle of nowhere! The water was so warm. We crossed the "sand bar" and got to the dunes. Rima had to sit down at the edge to rest and Dennis and I went up a little to get some cool pictures. After a little and a bunch of amazing pictures we decided to head back in the direction of Denver.
We decided to make a pit stop in Colorado Springs for some festive Cinco de Mayo munchies. The drive there was about three hours or so. The drive was super scenic and beautiful as always. We got to Colorado Springs for an early dinner call time, perfect timing right before the thirsty workers get out around 5pm. We had dinner at a cute little Mexican cantina tucked away in the foot hills right near Garden of the Gods. After refilling our adventure tummies we set out for home. We felt like we had been gone for longer than two days. What an adventure. Rima was smiles on smiles. Always worth it, for her smiles.