When our kids turn 13, we celebrate with a trip of their choice, just them and Mom or Dad. They can go anywhere in the continental US, and it's special time to be together, do fun stuff , and talk about growing up.
Leena picked Colorado because she loves mountains, and she loves my sister. It was her first airplane ride- she loved it!
we do call our relatives strange things) took us to the Great Dunes National Park.
I should explain that she doesn't just live in Colorado, she lives in her "Little Convent on the Llano." The Llano is like a prairie, except, in this case, it's a high altitude (2 mile elevation) valley nestled in the Rocky mountains.
I should also explain that the valley is a dried up lake that's thousands of (flat) square miles - it's unlike anything I've ever seen!
|One of the sand bearing streams|
Millions of years later, it's a really big pile of sand!
We mean really big!
All I can tell you is that it is much much bigger than it looks!
And it was amazingly fun!!