October 28, 2016
We spent one glorious afternoon at the nearby Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. If I’m honest, the main reason we felt like we couldn’t miss the chance to visit the park was because it had Coral’s name in it.
We had planned to rent a sled from the visitors center and slide down the dunes…but the rental was $25.00!! So we opted for just rolling down the biggest dune a few times – on our butts, on our stomachs, and Brad even laid down sideways and rolled the whole way. He was motion sick for quite awhile afterwards.
As with many of these destinations we’ve been able to explore, we were there on a weekday, so we nearly had it to ourselves. It was a cloudy day, so the contrast of the golden sands against the gray sky was amazing. Even without the sleds, we all enjoyed experiencing the sand for several hours.
A couple of times we had rain drops sprinkle down on us.
The pattern of wet dots of sand across the vast sea of dry sand made a mesmerizing pattern, and after one brief shower we even saw a lovely rainbow.
The southwest seems to have such a magical way of putting contrasting colors and geology together in the most surprising and beautiful ways. I am so grateful that I have the chance to see all this beauty with my people.