Quality Inn East
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... back to Texas.
The drive to Amarillo wasn't particularly interesting, though I was happy to get back on the flat Texas ground, and I think my ears were too.
There was an crazy thunderstorm that lasted for hours from basically the second we got towards Amarillo to around 2 or so am, when I awoke from my sleep, to go to the bathroom, at the KOA.
It was also exciting to see the welcoming orange and white roof of Whataburger, the best burger chain ever, that ...
... at "Kix on 66" - great food and really good vibes. Apparently the current population is between 5 and 6,000, so we went for a drive around the 'business centre' and the housing areas. In the housing, there was a mixture once again of bran new/restored, ruins, and run down. The land is starting to have cattle grazing (and maybe crops - I can't remember!)
Then we tried to find the ghost town of Glen Rio -another Route 66 casualty. I'd made a note ...
... an hour, going up and down, until I went all the way down to nothing, as was inevitable from the start.
So I finished my night at the casino in the bar enjoying a decent country duo playing Hank Williams songs.
Then today I headed for Little Rock, Arkansas. I didn't really have any plans for where to stay or what to do, but Little Rock seemed just about far enough away and somewhat notable, so that was good enough and off I went. It ...
... put the kibosh on many a Memorial Day barbecue. The Texas Panhandle is just that, the handle bit that sticks up across the top of the State in the picture. Imagine us driving from east to west in a straight line across the Panhandle.Anyway we got here in just over 3 hours and admit to using the Interstate for at least half the journey. The surface is smoother and like any motorway, it is a fast road with a speed limit of 70mph. Route 66 accompanies it, either on ...
... YouTube video, Also, here's a link to an article describing Michael's work.
Speaking of the bees, Kathy commented that she didn’t realize how large the balloons are. To give you another idea of the size, look at the picture of the bee head laying on the ground getting ready for launch. His antennae are as long as the SUV behind the bee.
As the balloons launch and land, an ...