Saturday, July 12, 2008
Palo Duro Canyon
While we were in Amarillo this week we went to Palo Duro Canyon.... the 2nd largest canyon in the country next to the Grand Canyon. We drove the 16 mile drive into the bottom of the canyon and back out. While we were in the basin we hiked a trail, found about 20 lizards and Anna played in the dirt! Best of all we found a replica of the dugout one of the men who settled the canyon built. This was super neat for Anna because we have recently been reading Little House on Plum Creek, and at the beginning of the story they live in a dugout before Pa builds them their new house. Anna thought it was wonderful to see something like Laura really lived in! We had a great morning and then made the 5 1/2 hour trek home.