Fairfield Inn & Suites Amarillo West / Medical Center
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Bern was excited to cross the border into Texas for his first time :) You know you are in a SW state when you spot a dead Armadillo on the roadside!
We kept seeing signs for "The Big Texan" Steakhouse and, since it was also listed as a Historic Route 66 stop, we thought it would be fun. It was certainly nothing short of touristy but it made us feel like we were really in Texas and the food was good. The staff were all dressed in ...
... last the longest but according to our host, they weren't even close.
We also got serranaded by a country band who were making the rounds. They sang a song to us specially for our honeymoon but annoyingly I had never heard the song before in my life. I did hear them sing Ring of Fire to about 10 tables though.
It was pouring it down with rain when we left the bar, we weren't sure what to do at all. Then we were told by the restaurant that if we ...
... Sunflower Station (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sunflow er-StationRoute-66Midpoint/679609225442 328?fref=ts)
It's a shop where you can pick up lots of Route 66 bits and bobs and is run by an AMAZING duo, Fran and her gorgeous pooch (English Lab) Brody. She told us some stories and we bought some lovely little bits. We LOVED her... and especially Brody!!
Next door was Midpoint Cafe, we stopped for a brew and say ...
... and nothing in the towns opens!!! Following the route we found most places were shut, including the famous barbed-wire museum and many other places of interest! Quite strange that they remain closed because there were many tourists like us wanting to have a look. Route 66 has been a major disappointment to us, I'm sorry to say, the so-called highlights are pretty ordinary and it seems the whole intrigue about the road is a bit of a beat up! We ...
... driving to Texas today and decide to stop at Amarillo. My internet research shows that there is suppose to be some ranches close by where we can do tours of the local canyon and and watch cowboys and cowgirls do their thing. But as we inquire at reception of the Fifth Season Inn we are told that there are no ranches that do that around here. Its all a myth, boo.
Its late when we get there so we look around for a place to eat. While we're in reception we see a limo waiting ...