The mountains, smothered with fresh powder,
reached and stretched
towards the heavens above.
Captivated by the landscape, I stood, mouth agape, in awe of it all.
The Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, is a park like no other. It brims with ethereal magic and offers diverse scenery in every direction you look: From the curvaceous sand-dunes illuminated by snow to the serene sky splashed with shades of blue. This National Park is every adventurer’s dream come true.
I was so elated to romp, roam, and run freely around this park with some of my favorite humans, Christina and Ian. As an early kick-start to my 27th birthday, they took me on an adventure that I will never forget.
We hiked and scrambled up the sand dunes in severely chilled weather and when we reached one of the highest points we sat down and basked in the glorious sun. In companionable silence, we relished, with great admiration, at the view before us while indulging in honey-smoked tuna and wheat-thin crackers.
Afterwards, we utilized Christina’s rescue blanket and created a make-shift sled in which we used to slide down the sand-dunes, freely screaming with sweet bliss.
As our adventure came close to an end, I sat in the snow and looked up at the sky above and celebrated the goodness of God. I softy whispered to myself: This is what my 20’s are all about: making amazing memories with the people I love, seeing parts of the world untouched by man, and seizing divine moments, because every occasion is priceless, unique, and unrepeatable. So, here’s to the end of 26 and the beginning of chapter 27.