Summer is time for the family road trip! Follow Kids Activities Blog and Julie Blair and her family as they travel 8 states in 30 days for the ultimate road trip story ¦
My husband’s motto is “Sleep When You’re Dead,” so it didn’t surprise me that after a five-hour drive through West Texas, a swim at the hotel pool and a lengthy dinner at a rambunctious all-you-can-eat steak joint, his day wasn’t done.
“Come on, Will,” he said. “The sun’s going down in 45 minutes. We’ve got just enough time to book it down to the canyon.”
That’s Palo Duro Canyon State Park, a quick drive from Amarillo.
The girls and I retired for the night, but regretted doing so after their report of the sight the next morning.
Below is Willl’s account.
Both smooth and rough rock, am amazing aroma of pine trees and abundant wildlife–this is Palo Duro Canyon.
I went there at dusk, the perfect time to take photos.
The first thing I saw was a small canyon, but that was nothing compared to the others. a series of rust-colored plummeting drops.
My dad barely let me get close to the edge of the canyon, but I could still see the pretty canyon covered in trees and brambles.
I recommend going down into the canyon on the hiking trails. You can see the giant canyon towering above you.
We heard coyotes but it was only a kids’ show called “Texas” playing in the canyon, an evening tradition during certain times in the summer.
I even saw a double rainbow!
I would recommend this canyon to anyone because it is a beautiful sight–and you might learn something, too!
(Note: The state park performs “Texas“–an account of life in the Panhandle in the 1800s–only in the summer. Also, if you’re into horses like my friends Gracie and Reid, there’s also 1,500 acres of riding trails! The cost? It’s free for kids. My dad paid $5.)