in the panhandle

Leaving Monahans, we headed north to see the Cadillac Ranch just outside Amarillo.

I’m glad we saw this, but also this article gets it right: the place is disappointingly overrun with litter. I wish I’d had a full-size garbage bag with me.

We got into Palo Duro Canyon State Park with just enough time to park before dark, but woke up to beautiful views.

And now we’re parked in a sunny spot while I work on the computer and we wait for the warmest part of the day to hike and mountain bike… the trails look primo and the views are outstanding, but I confess I’m ready to be out of the cold, too. In the next days I want to take the time to appreciate this park and Caprock Canyons, but I’m also looking forward to meeting up with my mother and some old friends in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and spending some time indoors.