We finally left on the 185 mile journey from Sumner Lake State Park, NM to Palo Duro State Park, TX, about 12 miles East of Canyon, TX. We had to stay an extra day at Sumner Lake when one of the levelers refused to come up and it was 4:00 p.m. before we could get someone there to remove it so we could move the Mothership. By then it was too late to make the trip planned and we stayed for an extra night. Doris loved it as she got to feed the deer twice more. Her little herd had grown to 20 by the time we left Thursday morning. We were also treated to a flock of turkey hens running through the campground just before we departed.
Everything but the visitor center and entrance to Palo Duro Canyon is located on the canyon floor that requires a very steep descent down the canyon walls. Our campsite is very nice, with 50 amps and water. They do have a couple of dump stations but we will not need them since we will be here but two nights. We have good satellite service but no cell signal at all. Consequently this will have to be posted when we get to our next stop or wherever we get internet service again.
Friday we went hiking on the canyon floor and had a good workout walking through the juniper trees and prickly pear for almost three miles. It was a nice day for a walk and we really enjoyed it. Tomorrow we head for Caprock Canyon State Park about three miles North of Quitaque, TX for a three night stay. We are working without levelers for the moment but hopefully we will be able to get one shipped to us to replace the bad one in the near future.