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I love to plan family travel adventures with our four kids. Encouraging time in nature, National Parks travel, backpacking and hiking are my passions and I love to write about them.

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  • We visited Whites Sands several years ago and our family still talks about it today. Our time in the park was not as adventurous is yours but we enjoyed it immensely. Thanks for sharing your tips; I too am a person that panics before thinking. Working on it but praying for no panicking situations!

    • Thanks so much for visiting Missy! Isn’t White Sands awesome? I can’t wait to read about your adventures on your converted bus! What a cool way to see the U.S.and your home on wheels looks amazing!

  • We went to White Sands over the weekend and it is now one of my favorite places to camp! The experience is like no other. Watching the dunes glow and sunrise and sunset is magical.

  • That’s terrifying! I was trapped in a desert thunderstorm at Big Bend National Park a few years ago, and we also had to make a retreat for the car. Those storms are astonishing. There’s really no word for how incredibly powerful and overwhelming they are. I feel like thunderstorms are one danger of the desert that people tend to forget about.

    I went to White Sands for the first time this past June, and it was a lovely park. We didn’t spend too much time there, but I’d love to camp for a night if I return.

  • Phew! That was an intense story! I am so glad everything was okay. These lessons that you learned are important, for both you and the kids. I think everyone probably learned something valuable from the experience.

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