Road Trip to Texas and New Mexico

A few months ago, my family took a road trip out west during spring break. I lived in Canyon and Amarillo, Texas, for six years before moving back to Alabama, so it was a great opportunity to introduce my wife and step-kids to friends and colleagues in the Texas Panhandle. We then continued on to … Continue reading

A Beautiful Day in Canyon, Texas

Just a few miles south of Amarillo, Canyon has been my home for three years. It’s a terrific community with a great school system, a fantastic university (my employer), and some hometown charm. What’s even better is that we have attractions you just won’t find anywhere else in Texas. Palo Duro Canyon (along with the musical … Continue reading

Palo Duro Canyon

I’m discovering that the panhandle of Texas is blessed with a lot of natural beauty. Perhaps at the top of the list is the Palo Duro Canyon, the nation’s second-largest. It stretches 120 miles, gets up to 20 miles wide in some spots, and has a maximum depth of 800 feet. Thought I’d provide some … Continue reading