A big Texas Good Morning to all of our friends. We spent most of the day hiking in Palo Duo Canyon. It is the second biggest canyon in the US…bet you can figure out the biggest. I’ll give you a hint…it is Grand in size !! This guy is full of jokes.
Any hoo, Palo Duro is full of spectacular views and vistas. We had such a good time hiking and experiencing the beauty of the Canyon and there is so much history to learn about. One of the events that really helped to shape the area is that the last battle between local Indian Tribes and the US Calvary took place here in 1875. This event essentially ended the fighting and wars that had been waged on the Indians ever since the Western Expansion many years earlier. Learning all of the history was enlightening and saddening all at the same time.
As time went on, the development of the largest cattle ranch (and the first) in the Texas Panhandle was created in Palo Duro Canyon by the man named Charles Goodnight. I can see why everyone throughout history has loved this place…it’s magical.
We finished off the day with a ribeye at The Big Texan Steak House. It’s kinda touristy, but you have to go there while in Amarillo. It’s been open since 1960 and is world famous. They have a 72oz steak and if you eat it and all of the sides within an hour, you eat free. We are wimps and had much smaller ribeyes.
We both thought it would be kinda cheap since it was a definitely a tourist spot, but were amazed when we dug in and tasted the great flavors. Both of us felt the ribeyes were some of the best steaks we have had. We may go there again before we leave the area.