After leaving Marfa we continued onward towards New Mexico. After a lot of very straight roads and a few tumbleweeds we started to see mountains in the distance and even witnessed the most beautiful sunset. Since we arrived after dark, we went a little past the park to our home for the evening: Walmart ;)
After sitting in the van all day long we took a few laps around the store and bought some dinner supplies. We cooked up dinner (which you guessed it– was tacos!), finished a little work and emails, and geared up for bed.
We made it an early morning to get to the park right when it opened. I’m not sure what I was expecting from the park, and I had seen several photos, but for some reason, the vastness and whiteness took me completely off guard. It is this white of sand in all directions with the mountains peeking out in the background. We parked the van and ran up and down the dunes. Honestly, it was breathtaking and almost made you feel like a kid again.
Do yourself a favor and make a trip here. I mean it isn’t near anything else at all– but so, so worth it!