March 7, 2012 – Another good traveling day. On the road by a little after 8 am…..with a very nice (quiet and scenic) stretch of highway before we joined back up with I 20. Next time we head to Phoenix, we will have to drive there by way of all secondary roads…..something one can do when traveling ‘slowly’.
Just as we joined back up with I 20 at Abilene, TX, we chanced to see a little white Casita just up ahead. Yep, it was my sister, Joann, who is traveling in this same direction, but has been stopping at different points along the way. What a nice surprise to run into her. : )
We pulled into Monahans Sand Hills SP about 2:30 pm. The wind was gusting and the temperature climbing to 80 degrees.
We set up the camper, then settled in the shade, to wait for the sun to get a bit lower before we set out exploring.
We hiked up the sand dunes behind our campsite. I could just picture kids having a ball in this giant sand box! One can even rent ‘discs’ to sled down the dunes! But there were no kids…..and few other people in the campground.
Though there is a beauty and peacefulness to this landscape, I find myself feeling a bit melancholy…….
And the ever present west Texas wind sets this Louisiana girl on edge……..
I find myself thinking about shifting sands……..
the ever changing patterns and ripples…….
Of things buried….and things uncovered……..
And the rhythms of life……..
A full moon seems ‘made to order’ for my mood…….