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Old 06-09-2013, 04:34 PM   #1
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Southwest Trip

We have just returned from a great big trip of many weeks mostly to the Southwest. I am afraid we are becoming like you, Jon. Well, not quite. We towed just short of 4,000 miles and had total driving of a little more than 7,500 miles. This is only the first trip out this year. Need a rest though now.

Here are a few of the nonhuman animal encounters we had.

Lots of prairie dogs at state parks in Texas and Oklahoma
Jackrabbits in northern New Mexico
One of many wild horses in Placitas, NM
Snapping turtle in Missouri

No photos but we also saw a big red fox and what appeared to be a very large rattlesnake in Oklahoma.
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Old 06-09-2013, 05:06 PM   #2
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nice pictures, I'm confused, why isn't your tow mileage same as driven mileage, 3500 miles delta?
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The 7,500 includes vehicle miles when not towing, just sightseeing with the TV.

One of the highlights of the trip was Palo Duro Canyon near Amarillo, Texas, second largest to the Grand Canyon, but we had not planned to see it. Fantastic scenery at every turn. You can drive down into the canyon and stay in it. I know some other Escape owners have been there.

You can also see the Cadillac Ranch with cattle in the foreground.

State police knocked on the door late to tell us to go to the restroom because a tornado had touched down in Amarillo. Nothing happened in the Canyon. Lucky we were there because there was a big hail storm in Amarillo that night that would have pummelled the Escape.
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It amazes me to see these pictures of parts of the country that I haven't seen, spectacular. I heard there is a canyon in Mexico- Copper Canyon that makes the Grand Canyon look small!!
But you won't find me going there.
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