We took a two hour drive North today to Palo Duro Canyon, and it was well worth every minute. We were somewhat shocked that this big beautiful canyon sits right in the middle of the plains of West Texas.
I was a little worried that the kids might not have a fun day, riding in the car that long to look at some rocks; but they all seemed to genuinely enjoy it! Even Lauryn exclaimed "Whoa!" we we first walked out onto the scenic overlook.
Jonathan took Dylan on a little hike up the canyon wall; can you find them in the picture below? (click on image to enlarge)
After they came back down it was Ryan's turn. Here's a shot of Ryan and Jonathan when they reached the top:
After we left Palo Duro, we drove into Amarillo and went to the zoo. There is no admission charge, and considering it's free it was quite lovely! My battery on the camera was dead by that time, as I had taken pictures of the canyon from every possible angle. I wanted to remember it upon returning to the all-consuming flatness of Lubbock.
Great pictures...what a pretty place! Were you nervous when your boys were climbing up there?
Margo - I think I was more nervous they would come upon a rattlesnake. But that was just me projecting my own personal phobia onto them! :-)