We soon discovered they were not lying as we drove back to the campground heading West on I-10. Winds almost blew us off the road and sand was so dense we could hardly see!!
See how the palm trees lean in the wind!!
This is the scene from our site. You cannot see the mountains on the horizon because of the blowing sand!
The exact same scene in November 2011.
I wanted an action picture to remember.
The sand storm was actually worse than it appears in the video and lasted for days!!! From Sunday through Wednesday afternoon!! What a mess. Sand everywhere!! I hope I never see another sand storm!!