At the Whittington Center

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My wife and I spent last weekend at the NRA Whittington Center near Raton, NM.  It was a very pleasant and restful place to come to. After we had parked and step our motor-home, we were visited by a doe mule deer.  This photo was taken through the front windshield of the RV.

Looking out the front window

Later that evening we sat outside and enjoyed the evening light in the trees around our site.

Mountain Mahogany Seeds

Pinon Pine

Pinon Pine

Oak Acorn

As we were sitting in the quiet outside, there were thunderstorms over the hills not far away. I love to watch storm clouds.

Storm Clouds

The next morning as I was walking our dog, I saw the dawn sun shining on these sunflowers.

Sunflower

Later that morning, we took a short walk through the fields near our campsite. There were lots and lots of grasshoppers in the fields.

Grasshopper on Sunflower

It was a wonderful, quite day. As evening drew to a close, we again were…

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Palo Duro Canyon

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Today we went to see Palo Duro Canyon State Park.

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The park is located about 20 miles SE from Amarillo, Texas. It is the second largest canyon in the U.S., second only to the Grand Canyon.

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While not as deep as the Grand Canyon, this one you can drive down into and explore on foot, bike or on horseback.

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Summer is probably not the best time to go because of the heat. It limits that amount of hiking that can safely be done.

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