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Canyon, Texas

Palo Duro Canyon State Park is located in the Texas panhandle just 30 miles southeast of Amarillo. It is also known as the “Grand Canyon of Texas” too, and that is not an understatement. It is the second largest canyon in the United States. We have hiked at Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, and we can see why the reference.

When you first enter the park, you will see some longhorn steer named T-Bone, Omlete, and Brisket on the left side of the fenced area.

Quitaque, Texas

We had drove three days from central Florida to western Texas, electively skipping Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana before reaching our destination. We stayed a whole week at Caprock Canyons State Park which is in the Texas panhandle just 6 miles north of Quitaque.

The Honey Flat campground is the only developed site for RVs and is near the main entrance. It is equipped with 30/50 amp and water only. The dump station is conveniently across the campsite. These sites are well spacious with privacy provided by the juniper trees. There is a shower house and playground area as well. There are also several primitive and tent sites towards the backend of the park. This of course, is where most of the beauty and rock formations are.

Golden, Colorado

We visited the Golden Gate Canyon State Park about 20 miles northwest of Golden, Colorado.  We have visited this park on two different occasions: early March and late August 2017.  This park has more than 12,000 acres of dense forest, rocky peaks, and aspen meadows with miles of hiking trails.

College Corner, Ohio

Hueston Woods Lodge and Conference Center is a spacious, comfortable retreat offering all the amenities of home.  Located in an area rich in history and surrounded by natural splendor just 5 miles from Miami University (Ohio).

My Favorite Quotes

The mountains are calling and I must go. - John Muir

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. - Chinese Proverbs

The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders. - Edward Abbey

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order. - John Burroughs

Not all those who wander are lost. - J.R.R. Tolkien

To travel alone is risky business, especially into a wilderness; equally risky is to have dreams and not follow them. - Robert F. Perkins

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