Comfort Suites South -- Amarillo
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... to church. That was not our plan until we parked and the noon mass bells started ringing. Strangely, the same thing happened last year when we were on the Notre Dame campus. The bells started ringing for Saturday, 5 o'clock mass. Both times it seemed appropriate. Plus, we always like to see pretty big churches. We meaning Paul and I. The was The Basilica Catholic Church of Santa Fe. So, we went to mass. They sang some in Spanish too which was cool. We wanted ...
... getting in the mud to get to the cars and spray them or have their photo taken. There were a lot of cans on the ground - probably still with paint, so we could have tried our hand at a bit of art. This is an interesting read about the place - http://www.legendsofamerica.com/tx-cadi llacranch.html
All good, and arriving in Amarillo at 2.30. Oops, wrong Baymont Inn. We reset the 'satnav' - oops, that can't be right, the guy said exit 71. Wrong again. ...
... a sodden u turn back. Stopped for gas and got the directions on how to get back on our route. Elk City - Air Force, the Palace nightclub looked grim, ancient natural museum, oil drilling, stopping at the rt. 66 museum, established by the Western Oklahoma historical society - built a replica old western town with museum, they would not let us take photos in. Erick - home of bearcats & the first real western town, has only one stop light in this ...
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I've been surprised by a lot of the landscape I've driven through on this trip. The desert wasn't as arid or barren as I'd thought, and I wasn't nearly as bothered as I imagined I would be by the remoteness or wide open spaces. Everything has been really beautiful. Texas so far has also been really amazing. Once I crossed the border I ...
... price of $20 American each. They both had two each and that was enough to keep them happy for the rest of the night, to the point where they nearly missed the bus the next morning!
The locals were very warm and friendly and were surprised to see so many Australians in their pub. We all enjoyed our first Texas experience and it certainly was not the last of it as we were off to the big Texas city of Dallas the next day.