After hugs and kisses with Kay, I picked up Dan and his traveling and photography gear at 7 AM Friday, and we drove to the RV Storage facility. We successfully finished loading the motorhome, hooked up the “old” Honda CRV, and began our photography odyssey. We stopped for “expensive” fuel a couple times along the way, and arrived at Coffee Creek RV Resort in Santo, TX, about 3:30 PM. The 400+ mile trip was uneventful.
We departed Coffee Creek about 8 AM on Saturday, driving 300+ miles into a headwind all day, reaching Monahans Sandhills State Park mid-afternoon. Attempts to make reservations online or via telephone were fruitless, but we lucked into a pull through space near where I parked last year, completely surrounded by moderate sand dunes in the middle of the west Texas oilfields in the Permian Basin. Cameras and tripods in hand, the dunes proved difficult on which to walk! Nevertheless, we each made several photographs, particularly as the sun sank low on the horizon.