We went to Palo Duro this year for spring break. It is located in West Texas, about ten hours north of Corpus Christi. It felt like it took forever to get there and back, but I am glad that we went. It was pretty and we all had a good time.
We left around noon on Friday, and drove to San Antonio to pick up our RV rental at Lackland Air force base. It was the same trailer we rented last year, and was really nice and clean inside. We spent the rest of the day driving towards Canyon, Texas. We arrived at Palo Duro around noon the next day. After setting up camp, we had a little party for Sophia. It was her fourth birthday! She was so excited, she kept telling us that overnight she grew taller and could run faster. I love her. We opened a couple of presents and ate chocolate cake.
My mom bought her this minky couture blanket. She loves it and has taken it everywhere.
I think she looks so cute in the picture!
The next day, we went on a one mile hike along the river.
She kids did pretty well for about 1/2 mile then decided they were done. It was a struggle to get them back to the trailhead.
We brought Maui camping with us. She was really good.
Jonny's favorite thing to do was climb everything. The problem was, Sophia wanted to follow him up and usually got stuck.
He also thought he could cross every log. I cannot believe he never fell in.
We took our jeep up there. Jonny was complaining here about the heat.
We took a trip to Amarillo, while we were there to see the Cadillac Ranch. The Cadillac ranch is some random cars, buried in a field that you can spray paint. It was different and interesting to see.
I wasn't very impressed with the city of Amarillo, and have no desire to return. Oly also took us to a off-roading park, and we drove the jeep around for awhile. I couldn't take the bumps for every long though, being 32 weeks pregnant.
Jonny and Sophia both picked out one souvenir. Jonny really wanted this raccoon skin hat. I tried to persuade him to pick something else, but his heart was set on it. When we got back to our camp, Oly helped him design a outfit to wear with it. The people camped next to us were quite entertained, watching him hunt for his stuffed animals.
Sophia picked this stuffed animal skunk. She enjoyed going around pretending that it was spraying everything.
My favorite hike we went on was called the Lighthouse. We actually rode our bikes on it, and made much better time, than our previous hike. I walked my bike up most of the hills and tried to take it easy. I still got a lot of stares from people, they must have thought I was crazy biking while I was so pregnant.
This is looking out over some of the Canyon.
There were about five river crossings along the roads.
It took us about two days to drive back again. We are now back home, and now I am trying to go through about five loadsof laundry strained with red dirt.