After a full day of driving and sight seeing, we crashed Saturday night in a hotel. We watched Scooby Doo and Transformers and ate raisins and goldfish crackers. (What? No beer?) Such is the life with little kids!
Sunday we drove an hour and half to the Great Sand Dunes National Park. Imagine the mountains in the background in the shape of a large C with the open part of the C facing the southwest. Water, snow and wind bring sand and pebbles down the west slope of the mountain and the southwest wind blows it back again toward the mountain trapping the sand in the C to create the tallest dunes in North America, up to 750 ft. tall.
It is truly an awe inspiring sight which makes the Indiana Dunes seem rather worthless.
Yahoo would have been content sitting in one spot and playing in the sand all day long!
We arrived fairly early while it was still cool so the sand wasn't hot yet. In the summer, sand temperatures can reach 140 degrees!