Wide Open Spaces and Unique Places

In 2015, my family took a little driving vacation up through the Panhandle of Texas, through the top part of New Mexico, to visit my sister who was living in Colorado Springs at the time, and then back through eastern Colorado, across the panhandle of Oklahoma, and back home . Here are some of the interesting places we visited.

The Palo Duro Canyon State Park is a unique area of Texas. Still very hot in September so we couldn’t go hiking that day.

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This is a Texas landmark. The Texas Outdoor Musical takes place in the Palo Duro Canyon State Park.

TEXAS Outdoor Musical

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The Cadillac Ranch was a big hit with my kids who enjoyed being allowed to spray graffiti on the row of planted cars. The layers of paint were inches deep!

Cadillac Ranch

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This was a pretty scene outside our hotel in Amarillo. On this trip I was still doing my daily run streak and my husband and I would run a mile around our hotel every morning.

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This beautiful view was in northern New Mexico. Be sure to take the speed limits seriously. They are known for giving tickets along that route.

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My son was demonstrating a current trend, planking, at the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. Garden of the Gods

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This beauty was seen along the way up the Pikes Peak cog railway, now closed. I’m so thankful we had that chance to ride up the mountain. It was chilly at the top and we definitely felt the altitude.  I took a lot of photos but this is my favorite. I love the Aspens.  Pikes Peak Railway

 

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We were pretty happy to see the Texas state line after days of driving. We still had a long way to go to get home. We almost ran out of gas in Eastern Colorado. There were very few gas stations!

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Back in Texas, we stopped in Lubbock at the Buddy Holly Museum. My husband has been a huge fan since he was a teenager.

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One of the many beautiful sunsets in flat West Texas.

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Hope you enjoyed the photos!

All photos taken by me. Please do not use without permission.

 

 

 
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