It’s hard not to like a place that gives you a nickname. But I’ve returned to Palo Duro Canyon for many more reasons than that.
On my 1st volunteership as a park host in “the canyon” I stayed in the Hackberry campground and came to be known as Annie Hackberry to the park rangers. My real last name was (and still is) a tongue-twister for Texans.
Now on my second volunteer tour I am canyon topside. Right next door to the forest land that four longhorn steers call home. They’re part of the Texas state longhorn herd. Yes, there is a fence between their home and mine.
Here’s one of my neighbors!
On my first night here there was a massive thunderstorm. It brought much needed rain to this drought-stricken part of the country.
Next day I got down into the canyon. Everything fresh and vivid from the overnight rain.
I feel so fortunate to be here!
See you on down the road!