The panhandle of Texas is very windy. As a matter of fact, so is Oklahoma. Maybe it is the entire I-40 corridor, at least out here in the west. I know I-40 through Arizona is sometimes closed because of wind.
The wind provides the perfect place for wind farms. For the first nearly 50 miles as we drove east into Texas, we saw giant wind turbines.
After a while we also saw the electric transmissions lines takes that electricity to cities and towns that need it. You have to look closely in the background of this picture to see them. They were a long way away and I was using my iPhone.
It is so windy in Texas even the trees along I-40 are trimmed and shaped by the prevailing winds.
Today we saw the smaller version of these devices that capture the wind. We were visiting the Elk City, OK, museum and its display of earlier windmills.
As we drove across the Texas panhandle we also saw this huge cross. Using Safari, I learned it was constructed by the Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ Ministries in Groom, TX. They report that people come from all over the world to see the cross.
It has been windy all day yesterday and today here in Elk City as we wait for repairs to our RV.