Old homesteads can be seen from the highway US 287 as we travel its length from Fort Worth to Amarillo.
This old house and barn are from long ago and an example of structures that dot the wide open prairies.
Old railway cars are used on some ranches to store salt licks, feed, horse tack, saddles, and other items necessary in running a ranch. These old rail cars have been abandoned for quite some time.
The small towns of Quanah, Vernon, Memphis, Chilicothe, and Childress have buildings of architectural interest. Odd shapes and angles built in the town proper to showcase the jewel it was at the time.
Old gas stations still stand in testament of days gone by when US 287 was the major road to anywhere before I-40 was built.
Traveling the roads off the interstate always have something to offer as you go through the small towns. A glimpse of life as it was lived in the old days when life was harder and everyone knew their neighbors.
Hope you are enjoying your long weekend and traveling safely.