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WHITE SANDS NATIONAL MONUMENT is the world's biggest gypsum sand dune: 275 sq. miles of champagne-powderlike sand which are so fine that one could have easily mistaken them for the ladies' translucent powder in a pressed form! Well, for most, sand is just sand. When Ann & I met for the first time in person, this is our first destination (aside from landing at El Paso & driving through Texas to New Mexico), so I reckon it's something special to behold. I've always been enchanted by sand dunes. Photos of those found in Namibia, Sahara & Egypt somehow hold an incredible draw to them. I'm captivated by their ever changing "characters" & strange "geometrical" patterns. Like a lady, each sand dune seems to have a personality of its own. One can easily get lost within its beauty. If possible, try to do a hike into the heart of the dune & perhaps you could touch that sense of infinity both within & without! When you do, hold that memory & make it a real moment; one that you'll always remember & treasure. It's eternity!
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