I have written about White Sands before and love going there because the local children have an opportunity to sled which is really not possible in the winter as we have little to no snow. At the White Sands sledding is year round and very fun!
Of course sledding clothing is usually shorts and tee shirts, but otherwise it is almost like sledding in the snow! Well aside from the fact that you aren't cold, and you need to drink lots of fluids so you won't suffer from heat stroke!
I love the sands because I love to doodle...
We brought our small grill although the park has many covered picnic tables with grills.
On the menu:
beef slices marinated with jalapenos, limes and garlic
to make beef wraps in tortillas with tomatoes, lettuce and salsa
shish kabobs with yellow and scallop squash
As evening approached we noted a fire on the mountain. Lightning had been striking to the east of us, and we saw a fairly large wildfire.
This is a photo from the park seeing the fire. The camera is not the best in dark but you can see the glow of the fire in the center.
As we drove to town to pick up one of the teens from an activity we took a few more photos.
To the left of the golden arches sign you can see the fire on the mountain.