anyway, i would love for my blog to also be a resource...a blog where people can see these cool places i've been, and then go there themselves! that's why i have decided to post photos of my past travels...for you guys! i'll tell you about the trip, what i did, where i stayed, etc, and you can either go "ooh me wanna go..." or "meh, not for me."
this trip was way back in march of 2008, during my last semester in college. i had decided that my last spring break was going to be the best ever, so i devised a little road trip, taking along my best friend, cynthia, and my then boyfriend (now hubby) mark. our first stop was white sands national monument, just outside of alamogordo, new mexico. we stayed a few miles away in cloudcroft, nm in a small hostel nestled in the lincoln national forest called cloudcroft mountain park hostel. this hostel is awesome! the owners were very accommodating and the place was cheap, cute, and comfy. it is also near ski areas and hiking trails.
when we got to white sands, we were just in awe. the place is so vast. and white. and awesomely sandy. really soft sand. fun fact: the white sands missile range is right next door, where the military tests missiles, bombs, aircrafts, and tons of other crazy stuff!
cynthia was impressed:
oh no! looks like cynthia got her foot stuck!
we had fun jumping and sliding down the dunes. of course, mark had to show off every chance he got:
aww...the lovebirds, before they got betrothed:
the pretty sand up close:
the sun beginning to set:
mark and cynthia playing with their shadows:
and drawing in the sand:
and then mark decided to give a demonstration to all the guys out there how to romantically propose to a girl. cynthia really took her acting gig seriously. :)
the next morning we came back and spent a few hours sledding down the dunes. it was so much fun! we have videos of it, but i have no idea where they are. this was us after sledding. mark and cynthia didn't match on purpose, i promise. :)
and here's a photo of a trail right outside our hostel that we hiked for a little bit before leaving:
that's it. isn't it an awesome place?! you should totally go! ok bye. more of my travels to come!
[All photos were taken in March 2008.]