SW Road Trip Update #3…

Hi y’all-

That’s how they say it down here in Texas. Wichita Falls, Texas, that is.

Since the last update, we’ve traveled over 900 miles just get down here close to the homeland.

Unfortunately, we’ve been fighting 30 mph crosswinds almost the whole way, which is tiring when you are pulling a trailer. Our stops were in Gallup and Santa Rosa, NM, Palo Duro Canyon, TX (2 nights), and now one night in Wichita Falls. Palo Duro is the second largest canyon in the US, so along with Zion Canyon and Grand Canyon, this is quickly becoming the Canyon Tour! We will be heading to Lake Murray State Park near Ardmore tomorrow for four nights. Sunday we will visit our niece Whitney in Dallas, and the rest of the time we will scoping out places like Rubottom, Courtney, Belleville, Marietta, St. Jo, Spanish Fort, and Durant. A lot of ghost towns, but hopefully, no ghosts.

Gallup and Santa Rosa, NM Pics

 

Palo Duro Canyon Pics

 

The “Falls” at Wichita Falls

 

A kind of funny thing about Wichita Falls…a massive flood of the Wichita River in 1886 not only devastated the area, but also destroyed the waterfall that gave the town its name. After nearly a century of bitching by the residents, the town created the new falls you see in the picture above out of bricks and rocks. The water is recirculated from the river by pump. Weird, but true.

Anyway, so much for now. I’ll post a follow up to our Love County visit once we get decent WiFi again, likely next week in Lubbock, TX. In the meantime, you can read about the later years of William M. Hogue in my latest addition to RED RIVER TRAILS. Thanks again for following my blog!

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