Blogs from Amarillo, Texas, United States, North America


North America » United States » Texas » Amarillo October 30th 2017

Blog 10-30-17 Santa Fe, NM to Amarillo, TX It was up and out this morning because we had an appointment at 9 am to get propane in the motorhome from the campground. We were all ready to go by 8:40 so we took the dogs for their last run in the park. By 9:30 we were on the road and heading east and south to connect with interstate 40. The wind was an issue this morning and it was a full side wind while we were going south then heading east on 40 it was a head wind. That was tough on gas but easier to handle the camper so we motored right along. The scenery went from desert sage brush with an occasional tree to no trees then to having a virtual forest of pinyon ... read more
almost all homes are adobe type
going downhill from Santa Fe which is 7,000 ft
a few more trees

North America » United States » Texas » Amarillo October 22nd 2017

On Friday, we continued westward through OK under bright blue skies and wind whipped clouds. Made a pit stop in Yukon OK, home of Garth Brooks ๐Ÿค free tire check at Discount Tire - Mike, who moved here from MI, was super nice and friendly! Crazy ๐Ÿ’จ strong winds - 2 hands on the steering wheel driving along wide open fields with huge wind turbines everywhere...quite a site to see. Road sign: Hitchhikers may be escaping inmates ๐Ÿ˜ณ Alrighty then....we will not be stopping to pickup any hitchhikers! Welcome to Texas - The Lone โญ๏ธ State Rest areas are huge and look awesome...guess everything is BIGGER in Texas ๐Ÿ˜† Checkout the Texas Longhorn! They are HUGE... You can see for miles...75 mph highways surrounded by farmland, ๐Ÿฎ ranches, ๐Ÿด, cotton fields, ๐ŸŒพ. We planned to camp in ... read more
Texas Longhorn
Route 66 TX
Kathy - Palo Duro Canyon State Park

North America » United States » Texas » Amarillo July 1st 2017

Our first stop was also our first stop on the trip on historic rt66. Pops a famous truck stop. Food fuel and fizz. Famous for their large variety of sodas. The food was very good burgers and fries kind of place. We all had somewhat normal sodas with our food. Mike and I both bought custom 6 packs though with things like bacon, grass, and beef jerky soda. Overall a very cool minor detour. Next it was off to Amarillo where we stopped at two locations. First we had to get our Texas steak at no other than the Big Texan. Great place but either mike or I had it in us to try the 72 oz steak challenge (probably for the best). The steaks were decent but the place was really cool. After sleeping first ... read more

North America » United States » Texas » Amarillo April 6th 2017

Geo: 35.2072, -101.834We left Decatur this morning and drove just to Amarillo for the night. We will make it the rest of the way home tomorrow. We were in Childress at lunchtime so we stopped in at Top Notch Texas BBQ. This was the third time that we have been there, but it was the first time that it has been busy. The other times there were only one or two tables besides us. Now we have a favorite restaurant in Childress. Never thought about being able to say that. I have a favorite in Boyd, too. I may make special plans to go back through Boyd so we can eat at gogogumbo again on another trip to Dallas. When we checked into the Homewood Suites, we were given a room that had a strong and ... read more

North America » United States » Texas » Amarillo October 13th 2016

Howdy from the Great State of Texas! For us Amarillo by evening was full of surprises and fun! Just off of interstate 40, west of Amarillo we saw some unique and colorful structures literally sprouting up from the dirt. A bit of research told us that this was the famous??? Cadillac Ranch. Evidently you can bring spray paint and leave your mark on these old cars which are partly buried! Weird but interesting. Our campground was just off the interstate which I knew. What the website didn't say was that our Motorcoach would be directly lined up with a runway at Amarillo International Airport! What a treat! We were very surprised at the size of the greater Amarillo area. It is loaded with hotels and restaurants. The world famous Big Texan offers free limo rides from ... read more
Howdy Texas
Which bear is bigger?
What should you do when confronted by a Marc?

North America » United States » Texas » Amarillo October 4th 2016

Geo: 35.2072, -101.834We made it to Amarillo by late afternoon, after leaving home about 10:30 so I could stop and get my nails done on the way out of town. Philip dropped me off and went for gas then dropped our leftover groceries at Erin's while I was busy at the salon.We checked into the Hilton Garden Inn then had dinner at Dyer's—delicious as always. Phil worked on school stuff during the evening, but didn‘t have a lot to do. We made it an early night.... read more
Starting the road trip
Starting the road trip
Best BBQ in Amarillo

North America » United States » Texas » Amarillo September 5th 2016

Geo: 35.2072, -101.834Another day of driving from Fort Smith to Amarillo. We could have driven the rest of the way tonight, but it would have put us into Albuquerque very late, so we decided to stop one more night. After eating barbecue in every state that we've been through, sometimes more than once, this was the first time in a long time arriving in Amarillo that I didn't insist on going to Dyer's for dinner. Instead we went to Saltgrass for steak for Phil and chicken fried steak for me. We will be home tomorrow.... read more

North America » United States » Texas » Amarillo August 24th 2016

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North America » United States » Texas » Amarillo August 24th 2016

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North America » United States » Texas » Amarillo June 9th 2016

Day 2 and still alive! Woo! 538.1 hard miles today. I got a later start this morning leaving Holbrook, AZ mainly because I couldn't move. Everything hurt when I woke up. Luckily, some coffee, aspirin and a hot shower and copies amounts of moaning/swearing got me going and by 6AM the Mothership was heading east again! Arizona was gone quickly but New Mexico took forever. It was so ungodly hot today and there is no shade to be had in that state. Generally I seek out said shade when I take my leg stretching breaks. No dice this morning though. I kept going long past the point where my back and legs were killing me in a vain attempt to find a small shady patch but I finally gave up and got off on a side ... read more
After the Storm
Stretch Break
Cadillac Ranch

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