Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Dumas
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Thirteen hours, three states, and 730 miles. We also lost two hours due to time changes. As dusk was falling and we crossed over the Texas border, it reminded me of watching the Amazing Race and knowing that the lagging competitors usually came in late in the day. Luckily, no eliminations today and we hopped on the proverbial welcome mat at the roadside RV park to end our day at 9:30. Sleep was the only thing on the agenda though there was a ...
... 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 ...
... trying not to get swarmed by crickets.
Not only did the scenery change but it seemed to get hotter & more humid. Strange.
We then carried on & it wasn't long until we reached the U-drop inn Cafe in shamrock.
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... and , I'm guessing here, it's probably the liberal bastion of the US, maybe the world, given the number of artists, gallery's bead shops, native art, etc. I'll bet if I yelled "BUSH" on the main drag, I'd be stoned to death in less than 45 seconds. Sigh.
So after Taos, on Route #64, climbing again, to another 9,100 ft peak, then whooshing down the backside. This constant up and down is getting old, baby, but then it opened up when we got to Texas, to the ...
What's even better than chicken strips? A Dairy Queen chicken strip basket!!! We all think alike, as you can tell from the picture of our lunch. Unfortunately this DQ doesn't have "cupcakes" but they will be getting them soon. Gasp...They DO exist!!!! Side note- if you have no clue what a DQ cupcake is, please google it. Then find the nearest DQ that carries them. Then get one. It'll rock your ...