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... the king himself, and people from my generation tend not to realise how much of an incredibly talented person the king was. After having looked around his house and taking many photos, we were lucky enough to be given the chance to explore his private jets. This again, was incredible. The layout of the plane from outside to in was tailored to his perfection, with bars beds and sofas throughout the jet. After having visited Graceland, it ...
Ole Red was (huffing and) puffing as we headed north out of Dallas. He wasn't going to get much rest for the next four days as we had (2,000 mile to cover to reach) a marathon Corcoran Family picnic in Southern California (by Memorial Day Weekend) , and Auntie Connie had arranged for Mallery and Travis to fly in from Helena as well.
The road to Amarillo steadily gained elevation, about 2000', and a relentless 30-40 mph wind blew straight ...
... to walk around. They had some classic cars and motorbikes on display which were cool, but other than that, it didn't give us anymore history or information that we didn't already know. The rest of the museum (another 14 buildings!!!!!) was about the history of Elk City. Interesting I guess if you are into Rodeo, Hairdressing and Farming. I realise I sound a bit snobby now. It wasn't bad, just a bit dull. I guess the title of Museum should have ...
... the cross. It was a pretty awesome sight to see!
On the other hand, a short time later a leaning water tower caught our eye, In Britten, Texas some farmer erected the tower, intentionally setting it cockeyed to attract tourists to their truck stop/restaurant. I'm not sure that it worked as both of those are closed but it did catch our eye and gave us a bit of whimsy to smile at after the miles of nothing but grass! We thought ...
... Nation, and saw some pretty landscape features as scenic as Arizona's (but free to view). Eventually New Mexico became much more of a grassland-type ecology, which was pleasing indeed; having spent many years in some very unpleasant deserts, Chris was happy to be out of the drier lands. We crossed the Texas line in near-darkness, and realized pretty soon that yes, most things -- the state line roadsign, and a lightning storm that we watched for nearly 50 miles -- are in ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking