We left Santa Fe on Sunday morning and drove to Amarillo, Texas. We are on our way to Parsons, Kansas to visit Roger's relatives. Along the way, we decided to have routine maintenance performed on our Tour by the Freightliner team in Amarillo.
Leaving New Mexico
|It is always great to be in Texas (spoken by a true Texas girl)!|
You know you are in Texas when you see the Tumbling Tumbleweeds.
After dropping the Tour off at the Freightliner company, we headed to Palo Duro Canyon, about 30 miles from Amarillo. Along the way we passed the Cadillac Ranch, just off of I-40. A series of Cadillac bodies have been buried head first in a symmetrical pattern. Cans of spray paint litter the display for visitors to spray graffiti on the cars. It must be a well known tourist spot because a bus load of Japanese pulled up as I was leaving the area.
Graffiti artist at work!
Our next stop was Palo Duro Canyon State Park, noted as the "Grand Canyon of Texas." The canyon is 120 miles long and 800 feet deep. It is the second largest canyon in the United States. We spent the morning touring the Visitor's Center and doing a hike made by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930's.
We left Amarillo on Tuesday morning and headed to Claremore, Oklahoma, where we spent the night at Will Rogers Downs. There was a KOA located on the property. It was a quick stay as we were off to Parsons, Kansas on Wednesday.
We arrived in Parsons, Kansas and parked our Tour in Roger's aunt and uncle's driveway. They provided 30 amp electricity which works to keep our electrical systems going. We had fun catching up with them. Thank you for checking in with us. Roger and I appreciate your interest in our travels.