Dec 06 2009


Riley Does Texas: Pup’s Big Honkin’ Sandbox

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We pulled into Monahans Sandhills State Park in Monahans, TX late this afternoon. I’d read that the campground is pretty awesome….but I really didn’t expect it to be this wickedly cool! ┬áThe dunes are attempting to overtake the sites and roadways, so it really feels as though you are parked in the midst of the dunes (funny how that is)! James backed into our site, which is technically a pull-thru, but thanks to the dunes, just didn’t afford us enough room to pull out the other side when it is time to leave here. We lucked up with what I consider to be the best site in the campground (#9 fyi).

The view out our back window is truly a picture-perfect sand dune scene, overlooking some prime sand-surfing real estate.

And best of all, we have a few neighbors but pretty much have the park to ourselves. We never saw a soul during our wanderings into the back 40 of Riley’s sandbox.

After we set up, we took Pup out for his first adventure in Texas, in snow, and in the dunes. After being stuck in the truck napping for the past two days, he could hardly contain himself.

Though he didn’t quite know what to think of the white stuff on the ground, he didn’t hesitate to zoom up and down the dunes chasing sticks, us, and even himself until he could barely climb back up them from sheer exhaustion. Then, just when we thought Pup was completely pooped out, he huffed and puffed himself into a second wind, and zoomed even more.

Tomorrow, as our rest day before moving on to our next Texas adventure, we plan to rent sleds so we can partake in some sand-surfing (ok, sledding. James didn’t bring his boogie board). Too bad they don’t provide lifts for us! The best dunes won’t show our legs any mercy….

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  1.   Pat Gravetton 08 Dec 2009 at 11:32 am     1

    Great sunset…

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