During the 2015 holidays, I got to visit my daughter and son-in-law in Alamogordo, New Mexico. White Sands is just outside of Alamogordo and is part of the National Park system. When I was a very young girl, I remember visiting White Sands Missile Range-not even sure you can do that now. I think it morphed into a National Park. I also got to visit White Sands with my daughter and son-in-law a couple of years ago. Today though was kind of special, because I was visiting White Sands with my daughter’s mother-in-law and sister-in-law. As the two mothers, we get along very well, over wine, of course. All kidding aside, we do get along very well. It was a comment that Lisa made that summed up this trip to White Sands. Even though it was cold and snowing on the mountain, White Sands was actually pretty nice with the sun peaking between and around the clouds. As I was stopping and starting again, taking all kinds of pictures, Lisa said, “it is so quiet and calming”. Lisa was so right! That is exactly the feeling I had-not a care in the world or anything on my mind at the time. Take a look below for some of the calm we saw on this trip.