Category Archives: Northwest Texas

The Britten Water Tower Is Melting in the Texas Heat!

 The water tower seems to be melting in the Texas heat! No, no, don’t get me wrong. It’s a leaning water tower that is serving as a decorative item. It originally was a functioning water tower which was slated for demolition … Continue reading

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The Groom Cross, the Largest in the Western Hemisphere

The light from the sky “awakened” me around 630 am – I realized that my phone alarm didn’t set off.  I checked and found out that it was on but it would beep within 24 hours – that meant in the … Continue reading

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Groom Haunts Me.

Groom, Texas haunts me. Yes, that’s right. I went to Groom two and half years ago when Conner had gone to Panama and I packed up for the 5-day road trippin.  The first stop was in Groom, Texas for the overnight … Continue reading

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Road Trippin’ to Roswell, New Mexico

March 10, 2013 Leaving Canyon Texas on I-60 W, then entering New Mexico on I-70 W, to Roswell, Texas. The long road was flat and mediocre.  I eventually faced a few sand storms, a serious van accident and a tornado … Continue reading

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Tex Randall – Canyon, Texas

Tex Randall is touted as the “Biggest Texan” — he’s been here in Canyon since 1959. Industrial arts teacher Harry Wheeler built “Texas’ Biggest Texan” to promote his Western curio shop. Tex Randall is 47 feet tall and weighs seven … Continue reading

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Palo Duro Canyon – Canyon, Texas

March 9, 2013 – arriving at 12:30 pm  I left the Tractor Ranch, then turned left on I-127 southbound towards Palo Duro Canyon State Park.  I was soooo stoked, seeing the canyon for the first time since the last time … Continue reading

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The Tractor Ranch – Canyon, Texas

March 9, 2013 –approximately at 10:45 am Coming from visiting the Giant Pair of Legs,  a few miles away,  there is a Cadillac Ranch copy-cat installation using tractors called Combine City where farmer Orville Ladehoff half-buried or “planted” 14 combines … Continue reading

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