Driving up to Cloudcroft was very scenic. We went from desert landscape to towering Ponderosa pines in the space of fifteen minutes. And off in the distance, we saw the White Sands, glistening in the horizon.
We drove a huge loop, lasting over three hours, and during parts of the ride, we didn't see another soul for over an hour. Going up and down in altitude and seeing the different vistas was fun.
I also had my first pistachio! Pretty good!