Residence Inn Amarillo
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... Big Blue Whale was built in the 1970. It was a local swimming hole and probably a hot spot back then. Today, not so much. It was well worth the stop because it was a step back in time, you can imagine all the families swimming in the pond and jumping off the tail of the whale. I passed this way hundreds of times but never knew the whale was there! Note to RVers - the parking lot isn't large enough to turn around ...
We drove through miles and miles of grazing land and every once in a while, we could see a ranch. No problem with noisy neighbors out here! The land just goes on forever, but the cows seem to like it. We arrived in time to see the Red Sox game. Not happy with the results, but we know they will bounce back.
... made it.
It wasn't a long ride today but the heat was up early and the ride became quite warm.
We had decided to stay at the Big Texan Motel - a quirky place advertised in all the books about Route 66. We got there before we could check n, so headed over to the big Texan Steak House for a burger and to kill time. The burger wasn't bad and as the photos show, the rooms and the restaurant were an experience.
I couldn't believe that ...
... Museum", well worth a visit. The museum was a huge building and it was the story of Barbwire in every shape and form, it was amazing that its use and progressive changes could fill such a huge museum, dealing only with barb wire and the impact on ranchers and cowboys.
We located a fantastic Route 66 museum (who's name escapes us, could be in the next blog), not to be confused with the Devils Rope Museum, ...
... Sherry had to lay down in the back seat due to anxiety attacks and I white knuckled it the whole way! My most quoted saying, "I STILL have no cell phone service! I'm so tired of seeing "No Service!"" Sherry's most quoted saying, "Cyndi, I'm going to punch you in the throat if you don't quit that!" Those of you that know Sherry know that I'm not really doing anything, she just likes saying that! Outside Amarillo, TX. 285 miles to ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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