Oklahoma – Texas Panhandles

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On the road again in the flat lands!

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Peace Chief Black Kettle survived Sand Creek Massacre but did not survive this massacre. We spent the night nearby in the Black Kettle Grasslands.

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Imagine those that escaped by hiding in these grasses. We enjoyed seeing it at sunset.

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Lake Meredith National Recreation Area in Texas was our next stop – we spent our first night here as it was quite windy.

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This bull snake was enjoying some sunshine. We had not seen them flatten their heads like this.

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At the Alibates Flint Quarry National Monument, we took a guided hike up to see these ancient quarries of the beautiful stones.

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At the visitor center, we watched Ed Dey, flint knapper, shape one of these stones into a small masterpiece. He also regaled us with some stories.

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This was the beautiful arrowhead he created that we were given as a souvenir. Nice! We really appreciated it.

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Our second night we spent higher on the bluffs – as you can see there was no wind!

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And enjoyed this gorgeous sunset – they are all nice but we like the lake view as well.

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Heading into New Mexico with a bit more wind at our back.

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A night at Ute Lake State Park in New Mexico as we head towards Santa Fe for the weekend.

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