La Quinta Inn Amarillo East Airport Area
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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Greetings from the other half of the JZ Squared team: Justin. I'm here to talk about the work involved in making the adventures Jamie posts about happen. Taking pictures, learning the history, and staying at cool hotels is brought to you by the real work: driving and packing. So that’s what I’m here to talk about: the things you don’t think are ...
... back to a hotel we were allowed to use one of their special Big Texan Limos. That was our taxi home! Today we leave Texas unfortuanately as its only a short visit through BUT we do hit the half way point of the route, in a place called Adrian. I think the plan tonight is to stay in Santa Fe, New Mexico as if we do that then a short trip to Alberqurque the next day means we get to experience a mexican festival. Yes we are now venturing into Breaking Bad county.
After a godawful night, we hit the road early, glad to get away from that little hell hole! The countryside didn't improve much as we passed through some oil and gas fields, and some large, dry looking ranches. We returned to Route 66 at Elk City, hoping to have a look at a Farm and Transport Museum, but everything was shut on Sundays, we realised by the large numbers of cars parked at the churches, that this is a bit of a Bible Belt and everyone goes ...
... face as we opened our car door. And the dirt path we had to walk to reach the Caddillacs left us with a dirty feel. All I could think was we were going to carry that smell and dust with us in the car on our continued travel to New Mexico. We didn't stay here long, but we did get the photos to say we had "been there, done that."
As we continued our journey I made a deviation into Tucumcari, New ...
... with the driving, no one has to spend too much time behind the wheel. Eric has opted to drive his truck the entire distance. Tomorrow should be a short day as we are only going as far as Gallup NM. Looking forward to getting to Vegas. Life is ...