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  • Day33

    Off to Amarillo, Texas; 6th state

    May 6, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    We got out of the KOA campsite in New Mexico about 1030am. It is about a 2 hour process to take down and pack and the car and about an hour to set up tent with all the beds blown up.

    We had a pretty boring drive to Amarillo, Texas, the largest city in the Texas Panhandle and the biggest city closest to Palo Duro Canyon. It is also a half way stop between Albuquerque and Norman, OK, where we are off to next.

    We stopped for lunch in Santa Rosa, NM. The town seemed pretty run down but there was a kids playground with public bathrooms which fit our needs. It was sandy and lacked grass, and the floor of the playground was pieces of rubber. The park also had coal bbq's which the other family that was there was using and cooking a very delicious bbq meal.

    The most exciting part of the drive was that once we got into Texas for about 40 miles, there was wind turbines. It was pretty impressive.

    Amarillo operates the meat packing area in the country. It has a population of 279,000 and is very spread out on flat land, and low level ranches, along with cows, cows and more cows.

    The KOA was small and the tent site was pretty open to the elements. We were situated right across from bathrooms and playground. The playground is always a helpful babysitter when packing up and unpacking. It was also very warm so we let Inara run around naked and get some sun on her white little body.

    That night we decided to be total tourists and had dinner at "The Big Texan Steakhouse and brewery ". The restaurant picked us up at our campsite, car seats and all. We had a to wait for about 20 min to get seated, as they don't take reservations.

    The dining area was a big room with tables lined up in rows, holding about 6 at a table. The outskirts of the room had booths that we were sat at. There was a second level that only had one row around the room, also booth style. The decor was many large animal heads and hides hanging up. This is a steak house.

    The kids both got served dinner in a cowboy hat, and Elisa and Josh got different cuts of steak. The excitement of the night was when Inara decided to eat a green chili, maybe thinking it was a cucumber? The first 2 bites were fine but then she got into the seeds. Josh was trying to feed her ranch dressing from the mozzarella sticks. Our waiter quickly ran to the kitchen and ran back with milk and bread, even the hostess came over to see if she was ok. She wasn't screaming but she was definetly in pain and tried to drink the milk and get cuddles from Josh.

    The restaurant is home to the free 72 ounce steak, only if you can eat it in an hour. Josh ordered a 21 ounce Lone star cut, served a beautiful medium rare and was full after that, along with 2 beers. Elisa ordered a filet, which came in 2 round pieces. It was unfortunately overcooked and did not have the red juicyneas that Josh's steak did. The restaurant is all about having the best steaks, so we were given a 20% discount.

    Elisa also enjoyed a tasting flight of all the beers. They were all pretty good, including the raspberry wheat beer. We left the restaurant bringing a growler of the Hefenweizen.

    It was a good night and so far Texas isn't as scary as we thought.
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  • Day26

    day 23: Amarillo

    December 22, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    we left Texas and arrived at Amarillo which was a really Texas looking place especially the hotel it was real old school cowboy set up. we just went into the local restaurant where we were staying that night for tea all dressed up as cowboys and cowgirls, Streety tried to take on the steak challenge which was about 3 kilos of food he managed to eat all the steak but not he veggies. we went next door and just played beerpong and rage cage for the night.Read more

  • Day187

    Auf den Spuren der Route 66

    September 28, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 24 °C

    Ja sie besteht noch, die Route 66 oder auch bekannt als Mother Road. Früher war es die Hauptverbindung zwischen Chicago und Los Angeles. Jetzt muss man fast schon etwas Detektivarbeit leisten, um ihr zu folgen. Grund dafür ist seit dem Wirtschaftsaufschwung der Bau von neuen Streckenverläufen und den entsprechenden Highways/ Interstates. Streckenabläufe verschwinden, laufen ineinander über oder tiefe Spurrillen behindern die Strecke. Zwischen New Mexico und Texas bin ich auf die Suche gegangen und habe einige Abschnitte auf der Route 66 und sogar Old Road 66 verbracht. Was am Anfang ein gutes Gefühl war, legte sich als die verlassenen Siedlungen, leerstehenden Diners, Motels und Tankstellen zunahmen und die existierenden Geschäfte abnahmen. Trotzdem findet man immer noch kleine familienbetriebene Lokale, die einen in eine Zeitmaschine zurückversetzten und entdeckt Orte, bei denen man das Gefühl hat, sie sind in den 50ern hängengeblieben.Read more

  • Day2

    "Amarillo by Morning" upto Moab UT

    March 10, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 10 °C

    Not as cheery on travel day 2. Especially since the hotel WiFi was so slow downloading 18 NCIS episodes was not happening😥

    We enjoyed the windmill farms of Texas and Mesas of New Mexico. The trip to Walmart in Albuquerque was much less enjoyable as represented by the red donkey below.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Amarillo, أماريلو, Амарило, Амарилло, آماریلو، تگزاس, אמרילו, Ամարիլլո, AMA, アマリロ, 애머릴로, Amarilas, आमारियो, اماریلو, 79101, Amarilyo, آماریلو، ٹیکساس, 阿馬里洛

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