Travelodge Amarillo West
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... either from th ehurricane off Mexico which traveled up through Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado or the tropical storm from the Gulf of Mexico through Texas and Oklahoma. Lots of floods, lightning and thunder.
Even so we are having a great time and seeing some amazing sights. Given our interest in hot rods and old cars we really enjoyed the visits to the remnants of old Route 66 as they still exist as well as the landmarks ...
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It was a beautiful clear morning, 4C (10C at Amarillo) and the snow glistened on the mountain tops. It was pleasant driving, and we weren't hungry after the big meal last night. We traveled south along an "ordinary" road, before meeting the I-40 at Cline's Corner. Still not hungry. The first stop we made was at The Blue Pool at Santa Rosa. We didn't get in for a swim! Here is a description.
"Located just off of ...
... tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/palo- duro-canyon
It was much much bigger than anticipated. You could kayak, camp, zip line and hike but we didn't have much time until the sun went down & the park closed so we drove the narrow path to the bottom of the canyon & back up.
It was actually very beautiful, ...
... you as you drive into Amarillo with huge road signs tempting hungry motorists with the possibility of a free 72 ounce steak. My ex colleagues will remember how much the kids loved this Man v Food episode! If you eat a 72oz steak in under one hour, along with the shrimp cocktail, bread, and a salad, it is on the house ( as well as the ambulance ride I am wondering). We decided to try the steak house but not the Challenge! Our steaks were excellent, great atmosphere ...
... chilly with the AC on. Please, next time you see me, don't ask about my right-sided tan- this should explain it. Today is another day of varied landscapes, but the soil is such a colour that the water runs a rusty red colour. The remaining miles of New Mexico are quite rocky and mountainous. Just as the land runs flat, up pops a red hill (or a mountain by Ontario standards). As we cross into Texas, these rocky scenes turn to flat fields, and with some gusts of ...