We woke up in our hotel room Friday morning, rested from actually getting to sleep in a real bed for the night. We had planned on spending one more day in Colorado, but I was ready to get home and be back in our familiar routine. So we hit the road again, and drove until we came to Sand Dune National Park.
Everyone knows that walking/running/hiking in sand is like a bad dream where you're going nowhere fast. I was so sore from the last week of hiking, and summiting Mt. Elbert the day before, but I was so anxious to see more of this mysterious, random desert in the middle of the mountains.
So we spent a couple hours hiking...
And digging our feet in the cool sand. It was so beautiful, I think I could have stayed there all day.
But we had a long trip ahead of us, with 9 and a half hours on the road before we would reach home, and find out the biggest news of our lives.
next: Coming home (and a little souvenir from our trip)