Saturday, August 1, 2009

West Texas Wind Farms Under The Big Sky Near Amarillo

Windmills As Far As The Eye Can See

As we drove further north we spotted some giant windmills in the distance and detoured to see them up close. I didn't want to miss this sight. I hear they stand 2-- feet tall. Every day in Houston I would see large trucks hauling the vanes, one per truck, out of the city. They are so long the trucks need special escort.
After a ten mile one way detour for a few pix I realized we were perilously close to being low on fuel, maybe a quarter tank.
The ironic thing is that we squeaked into Sweetwater, Texas and fueled up but the 15 miles to Sweetwater and the 30 miles after were nothing but a panarama of windmills. No need to detour!
They sell this energy through 'green' providers for those who like even higher electric bills!
Hope to see you on the road!

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April,  August 1, 2009 at 8:06 PM  

Love it. Its amazing seeing them, and to think that they look so small from the road. But you are right it takes one big truck to haul one of the propellers.. :) Have fun@!!!!

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