Value Place Amarillo
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... our tour manager Craig asked if anyone wanted to try a 72-ounce steak challenge. The aim of the challenge was to eat the steak and salad within 60 minutes and you eat for free. Seems simple, right?
Well 72-ounces is massive and is a competition fit for the very brave. Two 'travellers' took up this challenge and we all watched as we sat down and had our smaller steak.
As they got towards the end of ...
We heard about this quirky little museum that showcased classic RVs that had been rehabbed. We thought it would be one of those road side attraction places but it ended up being a great museum. It was a private collection of rvs dating back many generations. The pride of the collection was the 1948 Flexible bus which was the actual bus used by the Gornike family in the Robin Williams movie RV. This bus is a 1948 Flxible Bus that was modified for the movie.
... 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 ...
... and wide as far as the eye can see. Barren dry prairies, red iron rich turf, tumble weed, nodding donkeys pumping oil. Wind turbines (which I happen to think are quite beautiful), and rumble down ranches with squeaky ticking weather vanes. Small towns half closed down due to lack of trade but each apparently with something just about big enough to keep it going be it a taco shack, car lot or antique stall. Huge ...
On Saturday the 6th October we went to the National 66 Museum which was like a small village with all the old shops, barn, Bank etc, worth a visit in Elk City. We then moved on passing through Shamrock with it's Art Deco garage. Groom that has the tallest cross and a leaning water tower to compete with the leaning tower of Pisa. We passed through Texola which was claimed to be a ghost ...