A Note From Our Guest Editor*, Taylor: I got so excited when I found out I was going to have a layover in New Mexico on my way to El Paso, TX for work. I had seen the most dreamy pictures of White Sands National Park, which was what triggered me to visit and see such a cool spot. My good friend Nyri & I decided to rent a car and drive a few hours to go visit it, and on the way we actually got into a hit and run accident! We were really thrown off and bumming a lot, but we stuck it out and had a blast running around in the sand. We finished our crazy day off with this hole in the wall place that has been featured on The Food Network. The best enchiladas I will probably ever have!
Here are my favorite images from our adventure out there. My only advice is to bring sunglasses and get ice cream & a cool match from the gift shop on the way out. If y’all can ever get out there, you absolutely have to!
Our time there was so great. We did a lot of dancing and running around (which are my favorite things). I want to end this photo diary post with El Paso’s hidden secret. Her name is Kiki and she will steal your entire Mexican food lovin’ heart!!! Kiki’s was a Mom & Pop’s restaurant someone recommended to us. It was recently featured on the Food Network channel so we had to go see why.
And boy did we.
Love you Kiki’s!! If you are ever in the area or passing through, YOU HAVE TO STOP!
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Images provided by Taylor Tippett