Day 2: To New Mexico

22 April 2021 815 km / 506 mi (map)

Leaving Lubbock, I decided to continue satisfying my Panhandle curiosity. I drove north through Amarillo and into the far western edge of Oklahoma’s Panhandle before turning west to my destination for the night, Taos, New Mexico.

While driving along I-27, I noticed a sign for Palo Duro Canyon State Park, so I took a small detour to check it out. I was rewarded with this panoramic view:

Palo Duro Canyon State Park, east of Canyon, Texas
Kerrick, Texas
south of Boise City, Oklahoma

If you squint real hard, you can see a mountain in the distance. (I got to those later that day …)

west of Boise City, Oklahoma
east of Clayton, New Mexico

Of all the states that I visited, I think New Mexico was the most assertive about their COVID messaging. I liked these signs, just west of Clayton:

west of Des Moines, New Mexico

Fun graffiti under a railroad bridge:

south of Raton, New Mexico
south of Raton, New Mexico

Lubbock, Texas, to Taos, New Mexico · 815 km / 506 mi
(Mouse over or tap on the markers to see the photos there.)