Hampton Inn & Suites Amarillo West
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... our tour manager Craig asked if anyone wanted to try a 72-ounce steak challenge. The aim of the challenge was to eat the steak and salad within 60 minutes and you eat for free. Seems simple, right?
Well 72-ounces is massive and is a competition fit for the very brave. Two 'travellers' took up this challenge and we all watched as we sat down and had our smaller steak.
As they got towards the end of ...
... had billboards about every 10 miles it seemed along the highway so we took the bait and stopped in to check out the place. This is the famous restaurant along the historic Route 66 and home of the "free" 72 oz steak, but the catch is you have to eat it within an hour or you pay full price. We got a closeup view of one of the steaks and none of us was going to take on that challenge. In fact, we didn't eat at all, but instead just visited the gift shop.
After leaving Big ...
... then took us through a couple of small towns, some populated and some not. One town had a scrap yard with a green martian out the front which Joe thought was cute. Maybe an escapee from Roswell. It was around here that we passed a guy riding a pedal bike along the route - packs and all. We finally arrived at the last town in Texas - Adrian, and the now closed Bent Door Cafe and then the operational MidWay Cafe - Mid point on Route 66. There is a marker ...
... you as you drive into Amarillo with huge road signs tempting hungry motorists with the possibility of a free 72 ounce steak. My ex colleagues will remember how much the kids loved this Man v Food episode! If you eat a 72oz steak in under one hour, along with the shrimp cocktail, bread, and a salad, it is on the house ( as well as the ambulance ride I am wondering). We decided to try the steak house but not the Challenge! Our steaks were excellent, great atmosphere ...
... dead tired and sick of the car, so decided to have my dinner in the hotel room. Mum and Michael went off to eat out...peace and serenity! How rare! I didn't think we had much to do in Amarillo, but in the end we completely filled our day with fun things to do. Firstly we went to the Palo Duro Canyon State Park. It's like a small version of the Grand Canyon. Poor thing never gets any publicity like the Grand Canyon but it deserves a little ...