On Thursday, we drove a couple of hours (on a looong windy gravel road through the mountains) to the Great Sand Dunes National Park. Taylor had looked at this place online before we went to Colorado and he was so excited to see it in person. There were great reviews of this park and it looked like a lot of fun. I rated it a 3 out of 10 overall, but Taylor gave it a 10 out of 10. :) It was so beautiful!
There was a stream that ran through the park where families were playing. This also meant CRAZY mosquitos at dusk!
Penny loved it:)
There was a forest fire here, too.
On the way home, we stopped here for really good pizza. We tried to hide Penny coming in, but she was too squirrelly. She was obviously seen by our waiter, who called her my seeing eye dog:)
Also, on the way home, we saw a black bear, enjoying his time in a meadow on the side of the road!