Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Amarillo
Travel Blogs from Amarillo
On the road to Amarillo we made many stops along the old Route 66 and bought about a ton of petrified wood. I love rocks. I know, my head is full of the them, but at least they don't wear out. In Amarillo, we ate at The Big Texan Steak Ranch. I was going to take the 72 oz. challenge, but thought better of it. Tomorrow we hit Fort Worth.
... is when you turn on the TV, they are advertising some drug and regaling all the side effects or the insurance companies are advertising assistance if you have had any side effects - seems like an industry within itself.
Our hotel room was very Texan - the star was all over the duvet and the shower curtain complete with tassles; the windows had wooden shutters and not curtains; the light fittings were unique and there was a swing bar door to the bathroom ...
... 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 ...
... sun whipped up the earth, and in the evening the heat went out of the sky and the earth sent up a wave of heat from itself."
While Mr. Steinbeck describes the landscape of the Panhandle accurately, he left out out something that I have noticed since before we even pulled into Amarillo. The people here are SO nice. Not just polite nice, or congenial nice, but really, ...
... first shot 50'years. ago. We both felt a little spine shiver at the coincidence.
Then we took a free trolley to the trendy part of Dallas where Mercedes out numbered F 150s 20 to 1, not what we expected. Saturday evening we enjoyed a lovely steak dinner (100 mile diet, remember) hosted by Janet, Annette's former colleague and friend at Havergal and her husband John. Thanks for a lovely night.
Easter Sunday, The city disappeared behind us and we rolled ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center