Way to go, Carol. You are right, Tim was standing on a dune of gypsum crystals in White Sands National Monument Park. We stopped there on the way west from Carlsbad. The last three days was spent with a lot of driving to get out here to California. After White Sands, we found another small, quaint town, Mesilla, NM. Then we headed out through Arizona and into Carlifornia. We had a half day stop in Joshua Tree National Park in California. We think that this park was the inspiration for Dr. Seuss. See our pictures to see why! This morning we went to Saddleback Church in Lake Forest. The pastor of Saddleback is Rick Warren who is best known for authoring the book, The Purpose Driven Life. We are now parked at Newport Beach at an RV park for the next three days.