Extended Stay America - Amarillo - West
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... a nice gift shop/store (according to the brochure) but we arrived too late to check out so we'll visit them in the morning prior to getting back on the road. Just over 800 miles to home. We'll make another overnight stop somewhere in Texas - preferably on the east side of Dallas. That breaks up our driving time to around 6-1/2 hours a day.
Drove through to Amarillo, Texas today......with a few stops on the way. The Blue Whale is 80 feet long and made of cement and steel, created in 1970-72......it was closed down in 1988' but the Hampton Inn group restored it as part of their Land Marks program. The tepees were built by Ed Gallaway starting in 1935. They consist of concrete, stone and steel and are all hand carved. The Round barn was built in 1898 and was restored by the ...
... Ranch. What amazing fun we had there writing our names in spray paint on some of the Cadillac’s. Teacher’s turned graffiti artists!
Accommodation was a Super 8 Motel. For tea, and drinks, we went to Coyote Bluff Cafe. We both recommend the 'Burger from Hell’ which was very nice, spicy and hot. Beers were selected from a big bath tub in ice ... very nice. The atmosphere was ...
... around almost fell on my ass some more but laughed the whole way climbed back over the fence where I almost completely stacked it but didn’t :). I managed to make it back to the road just as the storm hit we all ran to the bus and those who made it all the way out to the cars were soaked in a matter of seconds. We watched them all struggling kind of hoping someone would fall over on their ass but somehow no one did. The bus was covered in mud from all our feet and ...
... musical Texas then we’ll move on.
For dinner we went to the "The Big Texan". You may have heard about it. It’s the restaurant that offers a free 72 oz. steak with all the trimmings if you can eat it all in 1 hour. No, we didn’t even try. We had prime rib, fried okra and sweet potato. Yum! Yum! We were even serenaded by the cowboy band that walked through the restaurant. ...
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