Weekend Getaway (Pt. 1)

Get ready for some colorful photos....

Thanks to Todd's new job and the odd schedule he is on, we now have a 4 day weekend every three weeks. It took me some time to warm up to this unusual schedule ( 7 days on 2 off & 8 days on 4 off)  but after experiencing a long weekend that allowed for a spontaneous getaway, I am loving it. We took off Wednesday night and headed for Palo Duro Canyon outside of Amarillo and then headed west from there. 

We couldn't possibly take in all the beautiful colors and gorgeous sights at every turn, but I tried to capture the beauty of this massive canyon. At 60 miles long, it is the second largest canyon in the U.S. Worth the trip there for sure. 

Cooper had a blast. When we got the the steep hills and ledges on the way up to the top of Lighthouse Rock, Cooper dashed right up the rocks like she was bred for it. She's the best adventure dog there ever was.

After Palo Duro we took off for Santa Fe, NM and eventually headed down to Big Bend National Park to meet up with some friends. There was far too much to take in this weekend and I'll save the latter half of our trip for another post! 

It was all just plain gorgeous. The world just seems to get even bigger with the more creations I discover. I just hope I can take painting lessons from God when I get to heaven.