Monday, May 26, 2008

Grand Canyon of Texas

Today, since Mike was off from work, we decided to do something fun! We took a trip to Palo Duro Canyon. It is only about a 30 minute drive from our house, so was something nice to do for the afternoon.

Palo Duro Canyon is called the "Grand Canyon of Texas" and rightfully so. It's gorgeous! We visited 2 years ago when we first moved here, but it was late in the summer, (a very hot, dry summer) and everything in the canyon was brown. We've had a few rainy days lately, so things are "greening up" nicely lately.

The kids were glad to get out for the day. Gregory just loves to "go"!

Margo, my poodle, we adopted through rescue nearly two years ago. She's very scared of men, but put her in a car, and you'd never know it! She spends most of her time riding nuzzled up next to Mike!

Felicity doesn't remember our trip to the Canyon two years ago, so it was a new adventure for her today.

More gorgeous rock formations while in the bottom of the canyon.

This formation is called the Lighthouse and there is a hiking trail up to it. The trail is over 5 miles round trip, so needless to say, we haven't been up to the Lighthouse yet.

Wild Turkey! After this guy saw me attempting to take his mug shot, he started running away and I just knew I missed the shot! To my surprise, I didn't!

Prickly Pear Cactus are EVERYWHERE!

This handsome fellow was hanging out in the rocks outside of the gift shop. He's a lizard, but I've never seen a lizard like him before.

After we returned from our drive, we all decided to just relax and take it easy for the rest of the evening. We actually watched TV!! We never have time to sit and watch TV, much less for 3 hours!!

Hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday weekend!

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