Great Sand Dunes Oasis
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... all while hooting Go Spurs Go!
The only building that didn’t have Spur’s paraphernalia hung up all over it was the Alamo. This was the site where in 1836 a handful of American soldiers, greatly outnumbered, held off to their eventual death an aggressive Mexican Army. The famous 13 day siege immortalised this site as the Shrine ...
... around 600 years ago. I started to think about what this might mean. I girl my age would most likely have been married at 12 and might have had over 5 kids already. I boy Liam's age would have already gone through the training to become a man. Fiona and Quinn would be free climbing the steep sandstone walls to hunt, gather the crops, or carrying around the younger children. I started to try and imagine ...
... on the foothills. Storm winds blew back the sand into the valley reversing the flow and the resulting
opposing action made the dunes grow vertically. I was surprised that sand is no longer being added to the dunes. Due to winds from opposite directions, the dunes move no more than 30 feet per year.
The sun was high and bright and the pictures are over exposed, so only a couple poor pics.
... Clinton, & G. W. Bush) to transform this unique land from just a dune field into a national park that hosts some 280,000+ visitors per year. On the day of my arrival, fewer than 20 came for a visit. I was essentially alone in a 108,000-acre park...12 miles from the nearest outpost that was closed for the season and 26 miles from a 3-personnel police department whose wooden town hall is smaller than a one-room cabin.
... pasta, bruschetta, salad, breadstick, broccoli, and chocolate covered fried bread with powdered sugar. Then, after dinner mom went to the airport. I was sad to see her go, but we would see her again soon. Then, we started our 3 hour drive to Great Sand Dunes National Park. When we got there, we went to our campsite and went to ...