Super 8 Motel - Amarillo
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... our longest drive day, might as well start off with a bang!
Captains log: May 18th, Amarillo Texas - Miles traveled 490 miles
The drive from Springdale was uneventful - we loaded up and headed out on time and a little worse for the wear following Connor's graduation party the night before. We were headed to Catoosa, Oklahoma to see the Big Blue Whale. Located at the Hard Rock exit, just before ...
... field where vendors are selling anything you can think of. We got hot chocolate and these mini cinnamon donuts that really helped to warm us up because we were very cold! By 9:30, all the balloons that were going up were up, so we were able to go back to the campsite, pack up and head on our way to Amarillo, TX - still on Route 40.
... ya know! Finished up with a margarita and a chilli and by this stage I was so full I had to waddle out of there. Couple heard our ancents and sat chatting to them at the bar. They were from dungannon and sure luck would have it he was a tractor dealer. Well......got all this wonderful information on where to stop to see live cattle auctions and cattle feeds. Lol on the plus side they were friendly folk and will prob see them on route ...
... also visited the petrified forest state park which was amazing. Trees that had been buried under ground for thousands of years and had turned into stone, beautiful colours. The exit highway from this state park took us through the painted desert, a rainbow of sands and rock .
Apart from one or two towns in Texas on the Route 66, most of them were ghost towns, the best of them being the town of Glenrio which ...
... Mars Rover? Jens was pretending to be the first man on Mars. Can you prove us wrong?
It's not easy finding remnants of Route 66 here in Oklahoma because Hwy 40 has taken its place - very sad. But we found another community showing respect for the old road in Elk City, OK. This was laid out like a small town the way Elk City would have looked in the 40's & 50's with many examples of the types of businesses that existed ...
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