Trip Start Jun 29, 2012
5Trip End Jul 16, 2012
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If you know me, you know that I love anything to do with Texas! I love cowboys, country music, cowboy boots and of course the Bush's! If I had the choice of any state to live in, it would probably be Texas. So, as you can guess, I was very excited to drive into Amarillo, even for just a day and I was not disappointed!
The panhandle of Texas is flat, windy and barren, but it is also beautiful! Miles and miles of ranch land with cattle dotting the landscape.
Rob particularly loved the sign at the Welcome Center warning of rattlesnakes.
The sky in the panhandle is beautiful. It was big and blue and we could see for miles.
I do have to say that I couldn't make much sense of Cadillac Ranch. As Rob said, it looks like someone planted a Cadillac and out grew a few more. All you see in the middle of a dried up field is a bunch of spray painted Cadillacs sticking half way out of the ground. What surprised me the most, was all the empty spray cans thrown all over the ground. Didn't seem very nice to me, but as Samantha said, "It adds to the art, Mom!" We were excited to see that someone had spray painted Chanel on one of the cars, so we put our Chanel up there for a picture. Of course, Chanel just thought we were crazy and for a minute I thought we were going to lose her to the inside of the rusted out Cadillac, but Rob grabbed her and saved the day.
The highlight of our trip was our visit to the Big Texan Steak Ranch. Our limo arrived decked out with horns and all. Who says you have to rough it while camping?
The highlight of the evening was the singing Cowboys. These guys had to be in their eighties, one of them even had an oxygen tank he carried with him! They went around and sang to your table if you wanted them too. They sang a Randy Travis song for us and then George Strait's "All My Ex's Live in Texas" That was perfect, since I had been singing it all day.
By the time we left that night we were full and happy. Probably the best night so far, and best of all the kids all said they love Texas! Maybe next year we can spend our entire two weeks traveling Texas!
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