Palo Duro Canyon
Friday, July 13, 2007

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.

Quote of the day:

"Ryan, did you have fun at the canyon today?"

[looks at me and sighs] "Mommy, stop calling it a 'canyon.' A canyon is something you put black heavy balls into and then shoot."

I would have thought he would be more familiar with a "canyon" than a "cannon", but apparently not.

update: click here to see our set of pictures from the Canyon

Blogger Margo had this to say:

Great pictures...what a pretty place! Were you nervous when your boys were climbing up there?

July 13, 2007 at 11:51 PM 

Blogger Starr had this to say:

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! :-)

July 14, 2007 at 10:02 AM 

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