Day 1: Austin to Amarillo

Imagine us driving across the tabletop-flat land of the Texas panhandle. Chris looks off to the northeast at the straight horizon and says "It's hard to imagine there's any real topography over that way." Ed retorts "But it's not topography...it's bottom-ography."

Ed at Palo Duro

And indeed it is. Across a bridge and around a curve, and suddenly there's a rather large ditch running alongside the road. As we enter Palo Duro Canyon State Park, the "ditch" widens and drops away into this spectacular canyon—the "Grand Canyon of Texas."