Time is a sneaky beast.

It's inevitable, as is the change that accompanies it. That's just a fact of life, isn't it?

But Time & Change can be amazing things. Especially when you take a step back and just look at it for a moment. It's a beautiful thing to be able to compare how things were then to how they are now.

It's a measure of progress.

Take, for example, how much Soncy Road has grown and changed in just the past 3 years alone. Think of all the new buildings and lots that have appeared recently, it's remarkable.

Diving into Google Maps and toggling the historical timeline for any given location is an easy way to spend your afternoon. I started this photo project early yesterday morning--and just about let the day get away from me!

I can't help but think about the time, planning, money, tax bonds, all the "little things" that went into the development and growth of Soncy over the decades. My editor pointed out that when she was a small girl, she remembered there being absolutely nothing but rabbit mounds and prairie dog towns beyond Westgate Mall. That's shocking to me.

But while I could go on with waxing poetic, why not take a look for yourself? Maybe you'll find yourself fascinated enough that you'll head over to Google Maps and spend a little time seeing what once was and what it is now.

LOOK: How Much Soncy Road Has Changed Over the Years!

Amarillo has grown. A lot. But sometimes it's easy to forget just how much things have changed in a short period of time.

Take a look at all the new places and buildings that have popped up along Soncy Street over the years!

Downtown Amarillo Over The Years

Downtown Amarillo has seen an incredible metamorphosis. Take a look at the photos below to see just how much it's changed--you won't believe the difference.

Sixth Street Over The Years - WOW! What A Change!

Sixth Street in Amarillo looked incredibly different not too long ago. Have you forgotten what it looked like in 2007? Buckle up, the ride is incredible.