Good Morning from the great state of Texas. Luckily for me I had to fly to Amarillo and was able to avoid the issue with Hurricane Harvey. Unfortunately there are a lot of individuals in south Texas that were not so fortunate. Hurricane Harvey came ashore as a category 4 storm on Saturday and there has been severe devastation of property and some loss of life.
I was asked some months back by a friend and fellow artist BB Sconyers to come to Amarillo to photograph her art and assist her with some direction on how to present and market it on-line. She is an abstract painter whom I knew from years back. It was great catching up with her after all these years. Once we finished the task, she graciously offered to be a tour guide for me for my virgin voyage to Amarillo and take me to some of the memorable tourist spots in and out the city. One of the initial favorite spots we ventured to was the arts and entertainment district that runs along the famous Route 66. As you transverse the US there are still small pockets left of the historic route. She took me to a fabulous Mexican restaurant called Braceros which she indicated was world famous for its food! I was not disappointed, It was “muy bueno”!
On Sunday we headed out to do some real site seeing to two famous locations, the Palo Duro Canyon and an eclectic art installation that sits in middle of a corm field called the Cadillac Ranch. Palo Duro is located on the panhandle of Texas and is part of the Caprock Escarpment canyon system. It was formed by the Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River and is the second largest canyon in the US extending for almost 120 miles and is at its maximum over 20 miles wide. It was extremely impressive to drive from Amarillo where most of the trip is flat land and come across this vast and beautiful cave-onerous art scape. Never having been to the Grand Canyon, I must say Palo Duro was an exceptional substitute with a view of monumental proportions.