March 21, 2014
This morning, the Volunteer Park (officially called campground area) was starting to slowly fill up with more individual teams coming in from all over the country. I’m told there will be some 6,200 participants in this marathon. Many of them were eager to stop and talk to us and share information on the great marathon.
We spent the early morning listening to some remarkable stories that Burt recounted of his many marathons. We kept asking and he kept telling. Jerry and Cathy showed up in later morning from where they were staying in Las Cruces. We sat at our picnic table enjoyed the sun and also soaked in the conversations from many people. Jerry had taken care of his registration duties and late afternoon we decided to visit White Sands National Monument with them. The Visitor Center was again the first stop. A video explained how the White Sand area came into being. Now it was time to drive the 8 miles into the great dune area. Many more people were in the area now than in our previous visit. We found a dune with hardly any foot prints to take more (lost in the desert) type of pictures. We all had many good laughs on this private dune of ours in the White Sands of New Mexico.
That is what we saw and did!