When I was a young man, “Drive-In Movies” were all the rage. Every Friday night we’d all pile in to my best friend’s Oldsmobile Delta 88 and head on down to the local drive-in theatre. The Delta 88 was a monster of a car and easily held seven or eight of us. Many times we’d stuff a few more friends in the trunk (which was so large it could hold a queen-size mattress) just to see how many of us could sneak into the show for free. Back then, a gallon of gas was around $0.35, the tickets were $1.00 and popcorn and a coke was $1.25. It was the cheapest two hours of entertainment that you (with fourteen of your closest friends) that could find on a Friday or Saturday night.
Driving through the state parks here in Texas is a lot like that. Most parks offer a day pass for $5.00 or a season pass for $60 making them one of the most economical forms of entertainment around. And with views like this, visiting any of the 100 state parks in Texas also offers some of the best “drive-in” entertainment to be found anywhere in the US.
For more information about our wonderful parks, please contact my friends at Texas Parks & Wildlife
Canyon Drive – Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Texas
Copyright © 2010 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II set on aperture (Av) priority using an EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens tripod mounted. The exposure was taken at 23mm, f/16 for 1/25th of a second at ISO 100 with a Singh-Ray warming polarizer filter. Post capture processing was done in Adobe’s Lightroom 3.
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View Location on Panoramio & Google Earth: Canyon Drive – Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Texas