Americas Best Value Inn
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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The smell of char grilled steak wafted through the carpark, beckoning us into the Tex-Mex diner. Yee ha! I really was in Texas now! There was a saddle at the door and peanut kernels crunched under our feet as we entered. A large pail of them was set down for us to chew on before our dinner. What to eat? Should I go for the Combo Appetiser of Boneless Buffalo Wings, Rattlesnake Bites and Tater Skins, AND a ...
... a high tea experience to be sure. I have discovered that American 'scones' are really our biscuits. The ones at Amitea were free and were Scottish Shortbread with Cranberries added, I had two. Potted History Lesson. Texas was a province of Mexico until the 1830's and then was an independent Nation until it became part of the United States in 1845. It became the 28th State. The Lone Star symbol comes from when it was an independent country and it is still part of the State ...
... the leather lounge and watched everyone working on their Apple computers lined up like an office. Lol Then onto lunch! El Guapo's sounded just the ticket. We meet up with Caudia, Jean's friend. She is from Mexico so explained the menu for me. As we sat there Celia Cruz's 'Quimberra' was playing and some 'Ritmo Alegria'. It was all I could not to get up and dance, but alas, my favourite dance partner was not there. ...
... were the size of school prawns in Oz, the cornbread was made with jalapeño chillos, but my taste buds must be evolving, I hope, because it was mild. As we came out it was still twilight 7:30pm and there were birds called Grackles on every telegraph wire and in every tree making a racquet. Jean says that she is sure they are the birds Alfred Hitchcock had in mind when he made the ...
... small miracle. :-) After a farewell lunch with the whole family we headed to the airport for our last night in Dallas.
Our flights on Monday are 14 hours to Dubai and then 6 more to Bangkok after a 3 hour layover. We should arrive at 1:00am on the 31st. Just in time for some sleep and to get ready for the New Year celebration.
We are about to test my tolerance for new cultures and cuisines. Wish us luck!!
We will miss you!