This will be a mostly picture post. The pictures tell the story for the most part, anyway!
I left early with Tabor and Sydney last Friday to arrive at the campground (first come first serve!) by nine a.m Sydney and I did our homeschooling first, then we went to the tourist center to see more about this beautiful place. There are some bugs that only live in this special place. I think it was called endemic. I found that very interesting, considering the big world in which we live!
We had four PAIS students and the rest of our crew arrive later in the afternoon and evening. It was a big group of ten and two campsites…three tents, a lot of food and water and a partridge in a pear tree.
It looked like God just decided to put a sand pile to play in amid this lovely Rocky Mountain range. The mountains surrounding were all snow-capped and lovely. We spent a goodly amount of time at the beach and enjoyed the surge flow of the water. The kids and Chris all climbed to the top of the dunes. I recently wrenched my knee and decided against the climb. Though I did do several miles of walking and hiking over the three days.
If you want to read more on Great Sand Dunes National Park, read here.