wow. New Mexico. In a day you can drive from Albuquerque to White Sands National Monument which is quite the geological special treat. You look at the dunes of white and think it will be hot, but it is cold because it is gypsum. Amazing.
Then it is less than an hour to drive to a forest in the mountains up above White Sands to the East. Wow. It is gorgeous there. I stayed in a little town with a historical hotel in Cloudcroft. I loved hiking in the morning in a forest! This weekend was amazing.
I love my life!