White Sands National Monument

White Sands National Monument

On our way back from Big Bend to Arizona, there were a few spots calling our name.

First up: Roswell, NM, where we checked out the International UFO Museum and became prettttty convinced that the government's been up to some fishy stuff around these parts. The museum is full of pictures, newspaper clippings, and some super creepy models of aliens.

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Then we headed to White Sands National Monument, a place we've been dying to go for ages! We spent a sunset and the following sunrise here, wandering around the dunes and gaping, and I think it is one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen, ever ever ever. Top of the bucket list now is returning to this spot and camping out on the dunes. We loved it so much.

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Then it was on to the Very Large Array! We didn't spend much time, just took a few photos, but it was a stunning sight, all those radio antennae out in the desert.

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We don't always post much about what we do between national parks, but we have some ideas for sharing more of the in-between after we get back. We'd love to turn this website into a resource for people who want to travel around the U.S., especially for families. It might be a while before we actually have the mental bandwidth to do it, but someday ;).