Sunday, August 30, 2015 : From Taos to Great Sand Dunes, CO

 

roadmap us mark 4 5 us A rather short drive leaves us ample time to enjoy our hot air balloon flight and the visit of Great Sand Dunes National Park. The last few miles, with a view of the dunes, are gorgeous !
attractions us mark 5 5 us The hot air balloon flight is a pure pleasure, with a pilot who perfectly masters his craft, and a gentle-kiss touch of the surface of Rio Grande. Great Sand Dunes National Park is absolutely wonderful, a must-see.
weather us mark 5 5 us Great weather, nothing else to say.
hotel us mark 3 5 us Great Sand Dunes Lodge is kind of simple but very clean. The next morning, breakfast is very basic.
 

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After the hot air balloon flight, our day ends up with a dinner in one of those roadside diners of Deep America that I love so much.
  favorite us Between hummingbirds drinking from the water fountains on the terrace and the does slowly passing behind the restaurant during our dinner, animal life is rich, at Great Sand Dunes !