Thursday, January 07, 2010

Coral Pink

Why Here
Why here? Good question.

One of our scheduled stops on my recent vacation was at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. How can anyone turn down a chance to play on pink dunes? As we turned off onto a small side road to the park, snow became an issue. Even though we had rented the world's largest SUV to park our 6 bodies and luggage in, some members of our party became concerned we would get stuck in the snow. Personally, I didn't agree--the snow wasn't that deep, we had 4 wheel drive, the road wasn't that bad or that isolated. It nearly created the first of several squabbles that are inevitable with 6 opinionated people from 3 generations in one car for two weeks and 700 miles. Sounds like a road trip movie, right?

Desert plants in snow

I think the pictures speak for themselves. Coral pink sand dunes look white, white, white under a foot of snow. Chicago today has plenty of white drifts of snow. No need to fly all the way to Utah!

What We Were Missing
What we were missing.

So There's the Coral Pink
So there's the coral pink.

1 comment:

A Free Man said...

I miss snow. Especially this time of year.