In December of 2012, I went with my family to visit New Mexico.
The first place we went to was the Tent Rocks National Monument. I remember thinking that it wasn't too memorable but recently I've seen beautiful photos of it, so i'd like to visit again sometime.
The second stop was the White Sands National Monument. I also regret not taking more photos here. It's a photographer's wonderland! Because it's a huge area, you can wander and have spots to yourself.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park was the last and best part of the trip for me. It was absolutely amazing, and I loved every second of it!