Thursday, October 23, 2008

State Park Fun

Last weekend, Kman and I camped out at Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 22 miles south of Amarillo in the Texas Panhandle. On the way, we stopped off for a couple of hours at Caprock Canyons State Park, near the little town of Quitaque (the locals pronounce it "Kitty-Kway". The weather was wonderful, though Saturday night got a wee bit nippy. Even Kman, the human heater, wanted to spoon a little. His butt was like snuggling up to a hunk of concrete. That's what get when you camp out and sleep in nothing but your cotton "drawers" (and pronounced Texan style, it rhymes with roars).

I was prepared a little better, sleeping in my winter flannel pj's. We had a nice down comforter on top with another wool blanket, but the air mattress we thought was so smart to bring sucked up all the cold damp air from the ground and was less than ideal underneath. Been a while since either of us had camped in cooler weather, but now we have a plan on any future trips for better bedding technique.




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bill/prairie point said...

beautiful country. i haven't been there in a long time.

Anonymous said...

Although our family lived in Amarillo for a short time during WWII, I didn't recall this park until 10-20 years ago when Elder Brother took Hunky Husband and me there. It is a lovely park. Way to go!
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SpookyRach said...

beautiful as ever!

Hmm... so not everyone rhymes it with 'roars'? Who knew? How else would you say it? ha ha!

My favorite air mattress technique. Buy a nylon sleeping bag (I guess its nylon. The swishy material?). Open it completely and spread it on the mattress. Sleep on top, snuggled under downy comforter. The swishy material makes the perfect barrier between your drawers and the cold air. Enjoy!