My friend, Stephen, invited me to go with his family to the canyon. They have a trailer that we slept in, watched TV in, ate meals in and even took showers in. It was a great way to go camping. It has been over 100 degrees for over 40 days in a row here in Texas, but in the trailer it felt so good.
Biking and Hiking
We rode our bikes around the camp site mostly, but one day we rode for miles on the China Berry Trail. We saw cactus plants, some trees, and birds. On a different trail, we went hiking and found the most awesome cave. It was really cold inside the cave. The middle part was terribly dark, but you could see all the way - probally 35 feet to the top - through a hole in the cave at one point. The dark parts were the most fun because you didn't know what you were going to run into.
Texas the Musical
Before the play there were activities like live music, digging for gold, and a gift shop too. The Big Texan from Amarillo was serving dinner - big steaks, mashed potatos, green beans and grapes - and it was awesome.
The whole play was full of singing and dancing, telling the story of Texas - how it was built and how the people that first came to Texas survived. The best part was the gun shot, when one of the characters fires into the air to get everyone attention - and boy it did! The man riding the horse up on top of the canyon waving the Texas flag was pretty awesome too!
Horse Back Riding
The last day, we rode horses for about an hour all around the canyon. It was my first time to ride a horse. At first it was really, really slow, then going down hills the horses sort of sped up.
I really enjoyed my trip to the canyon. We had so much fun. I think that everyone should go to Palo Duro Canyon if they can. Stop at the Visitors Center and learn about the canyon, and enjoy all of the things that there are to do.