We make the drive from Dallas to Amarillo quite relatively often. James’ parents live there, and the children like to visit the farm whenever they can. The only thing that keeps us from going more often is the long drive. It is about 8 hours between their rural home and our cookie cutter suburb, and we have to look for ways to make the drive fun for the whole family. Caprock Canyons is a little off our route, but we’re on a mission to visit all the Texas State Parks so it fit the bill. I’m really glad we checked it out.
The park has the tell-tale scrub of arid West Texas. Rain in the summer is scarce and light. Within the bounds of the park is Lake Theo, which the official State of Texas buffalo herd runs towards for relief in the hot summer afternoon. The water of the lake has a red tinge, due to the ruddy dirt of the area.
But the environmental challenges of the Texas Panhandle make for a beautiful sunset. We were treated to a light show unmatched by any I have seen before or since. In my lifetime I will see thousands of photogenic sunsets, but I may never see another like the evening we were at Caprock Canyons.
Check out this unique park!
Caprock Canyons website from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Part of Travel Photo Thursday link up.