Annie Hackberry Back At The Canyon (#171)

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!

This dude is almost 6 feet tall at his shoulders!


No, he's not mad at me. He's reaching back to scratch his back!

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.

Mountains in the canyon called "spanish skirts" because they're so colorful

I feel so fortunate to be here!

See you on down the road!

Love,  Annie


About TinCanTraveler

Born under a wand'rin' star.... living in my Winnebago, traveling the country, explorer/adventurer, photographer, writer, chi master, massage therapist, retired teacher/counselor, work camper. Appreciation for the freedom to do it all. Enjoying life's ultimate lessons of trust, respect, and grace.
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6 Responses to Annie Hackberry Back At The Canyon (#171)

  1. Alice says:

    You ARE fortunate, Annie. But even more than that, courageous. You took control of your life, decided what you wanted and made it happen. You rock! Love ya!

  2. Bill and Carol says:

    Beautiful! We’ve come so close and never even knew it was there. Another thing on our bucket list thanks to reading Tin Can Annie!
    Bill and Carol (back in Arkansas)

  3. Sher says:

    wow, looks like it has been painted! Good pictures.

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