Palo Duro Canyon
Labor Day Weekend 2004
by Paul Ridenour
Left Dallas at around 5 PM and spent the night in Canyon City about 11:30. Canyon City is about 12 miles from Palo Duro Canyon. We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express which I highly recommend. We wanted to stay in a cabin in the park but they were full.
Had breakfast in town at Tippong’s. Excellent hash browns and Indian bread with strawberries. Spent the day at Palo Duro Canyon and walked on three trails and up to a cave. We brought our camping gear but even the campsites were 100% full. We ate that evening at the Big Texas Steakhouse in Amarillo. We had rib-eye and sirloin.
Spent half a day at Palo Duro Canyon. Rode horses on a one-hour trail ride. Left for Amarillo about noon. Got a Prickly Pear cactus on the way home. Shopped at a western wear store and visited the American Quarter Horse Museum in Amarillo. Had a late lunch at the Big Texas Steakhouse - steak again.
Can you seen the moon at the upper left? Photo taken at 12:30 PM.
How about the moon here?