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Cadillac Ranch and Palo Duro Canyon

Posted by on June 8, 2011

Day 19, June 4th.

Left Longmont Colorado quite early to start covering some distance.

Saw some odd things along the way including a toilet for road worker with a flood barrier around it? Is it to keep things in or out?

Barrier around outhouse also

Found a field full of these nice white flowers behind a gas station, tried to pick a branch but the entire plant came up:

Some flowers

First of more to come with big herds of cattle rounded up:

Cattle

Taking a short break along the road near some abandoned building:

Old building

Entering the small strip of Oklahoma that stretches above Texas:

Entering Oklahoma

Didn’t take us that long before we entered Texas:

Entering Texas

By one of many huge rotating hydration units:

Huge hydration unit

We gave up this day in Dalhart TX.

Day 20, June 5th.

We were not far away from the Cadillac Ranch so we got there quite early but it was already plenty of people there spraying away:

Cadillac Ranch

As we left a bus load of people made their way out like lemmings:

Cadillac Ranch

After that we aimed for the Palo Duro Canyon that we found out is a state park and the National Park pass was no good, but we got in there and they had a Texas longhorn near the entrance think it was part of a bigger herd since it was more signs about them around:

Palo Duro Canyon

The canyon itself is kind of a miniature Grand Canyon you can drive a loop around in:

Palo Duro Canyon

I was hoping it would be possible to get out if and head north east but that was not possible so we had to back track a little to get back on track after that.

Just had to play some with this old gambling machine we found at a gas station:

Old gambling machine

Entering Oklahoma again:

Entering Oklahoma again

We made it to Elk City a little west of Oklahoma City before finding a motel.

4 Responses to Cadillac Ranch and Palo Duro Canyon

  1. Hilary

    I don’t understand where you got the impression that that is an old gambling machine. It is old, but they are everywhere, it isn’t that rare… maybe in Sweden?

  2. Todd

    I hate those gambling machines! I am guessing you did not win?

  3. Dirty

    First one I have seen and NO I didn’t win.

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