I traveled many miles in Texas. From the southeastern part (Houston) to the northwest (Amarillo). The terrain was not what I expected but I guess since Texas is so huge that makes sense to see the variety that I did. Some of the areas were quite hilly and green and others were the flat lands with sage and buttes in the background. But along the way were several sights that made the trip quite interesting. Here’s a little info about the places I saw:
- The rocker and blacksmith shop were on the way to the Wildcatter Ranch (the Dude Ranch) near the middle of Texas.
- The Big Texan was build back in the late fifties, he’s 47 feet high and weighs 7 tons. You can see him on the road in Amarillo.
- Palo Duro Canyon is just south of Amarillo, Texas in the panhandle. The canyon is great to drive through.
- On the way west out of Texas I picked up historic Route 66 and had lunch at Adrian Texas, the exact midway point on the original route.
- Just a bit of a rest before I crossed the border into New Mexico.