Motel 6 - West
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... opened so we went over for a browse. This place is unlike any I have ever seen. It had a little bit of everything in it including a water fall flowing adjacent to the steps to the 2nd level. It was like a B**************er Barrel, Texas Route 66 road stop all rolled into one. Certainly not the kind of store you think of for a campground.
I picked up my free coffee and went back to the campsite to get ready for the drive to Dallas.
... that we had not gotten our site information.
The sites are 75 feet long. All are paved, but there are grasses and yucca plants around the campground--so you don't feel like we are in a parking lot. The clubhouse and buildings are very clean and there are very good amenities. George is glad to have a large site, because he has a ...
Steinbeck never says much about Amarillo in The Grapes of Wrath. He mentions it once at the beginning of Chapter 16. "Then went through Amarillo in the evening, drove too long, and camped when it was dusk." Later on he says "The Joads and Wilsons were in flight across the Panhandle, the rolling gray country, lined and cut with old flood scars...The land turtles crawled through the dust ...
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We managed about a 4 mile round trip and were totally drenched with sweat at the end, imagine our surprise that this weekend there is a charity run around the canyon, you can opt to do 20km, 30km, 30 or 50 miles. We ran into one guy who had just finished the 30 mile run and was now riding around the course on his mountain bike picking up the litter, thought the sun would be too strong for some. We of course, after careful ...
... awful poverty there. We rode fast on I-40 today to get through Oklahoma and into Amarillo, Texas. We are staying near the quarter horse museum so that is where I plan to go while Delaine works. In the afternoon or evening we want to check out the Palo Duro Canyon. Now, I need some sleep as we just arrived at 10:30 ...