Caught in a Dust Storm

March 26, 2013  •  1 Comment

This last Saturday, I got to go to Amarillo, Texas, only about a two and a half hour drive from Altus. If you don’t stop. But of course we stopped. It’s always good to stop and enjoy the scenery wherever you are going. Lots of old railway cars sitting out in open fields.

Passed through Memphis, Texas, so naturally, we had to stop for some BBQ there at Pit Stop BBQ. Once in Amarillo, we decided to check out a little bit of Old Route 66. The first stop was the Cadillac Ranch, a series of old Cadillacs, half buried in the ground at an angle, and wildly spray-painted.

Next up, a huge pair of legs. Because, well, why not? The legs used to have some nice socks, but are now unfortunately covered in graffiti like the Cadillac Ranch.

Then we visited old Tex Randall, the biggest Texan! He wasn't looking so good and was in need of some repairs...

While we were visiting with Tex Randall, a giant dust storm (quite literally, just a wall of dust) hit, so we took cover in the car, and decided to head to the Palo Duro Canyon, the second largest canyon in the United States! Unfortunately we couldn't outrun the dust or the wind. We did go for a short hike up to a pretty cool little hoodoo (the technical name for a rock spire/chimney). Can't say the dust and wind was very pleasant nor good for picture taking, sight seeing, or my camera, but it made for some eery, cool pictures nonetheless.

Melissa perched...

And a few more...

This last picture shows a cool gypsum rock formation.

Thanks for visiting! I posted these pictures and a few more in the Texas album, since technically, I guess Amarillo is in Texas. Hopefully next time it won't be so dusty and windy.


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