Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Day 5 Storm chasing: Tuesday was another "getting in position" day. We had severe sunshine in the Del Rio, TX area, so we started driving north toward Amarillo, TX. We stopped late in the afternoon at Palo Duro Canyon to commune with nature for awhile. Palo Duro is called the " Grand Canyon" of TX. It was beautiful - especially as early evening shadows changed the colors of the rocks.
We had dinner at Abuelos restaurant in Amarillo, where they serve 18 oz. Margaritas. They say everything's bigger in TX!
I'm reading the book "Younger Next Year." Great book for baby boomers. The authors say that we need 6 days a week of exercise to keep our bodies from aging prematurely. Except for the 30 minute hike at Palo Duro Canyon, I've pretty much been sitting in a van since Friday - not typical for me. I had good intentions of swimming when I got to the hotel last night, but I was so full from dinner, I was afraid I'd sink.
I got up early this morning and got in 35 minutes on the elliptical. I feel so much better. I practiced on a high elevation to get ready for Colorado Springs today.
Photos are posted on Facebook at Nancy Leary Haines. I can't figure out how to post them here with this smarter-than-me phone.
PS - In the weather briefing this morning, Professor Paul, not to be confused with UK Paul who is also on this trip, declared this an "alcohol-free day." At first I thought that meant he was buying! But then he added, "It's not that you guys are overdoing it. It's just that every day doesn't need to include alcohol." I need to show him the book I'm reading - alcohol in moderation is ok.