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Sep 20, 2018 - Leaving Tulsa heading to New Mexico

Leaving Tulsa, we enjoyed views of some of the largest cattle farms I have seen to date. Weather on the other hand was terrible. It teemed rain from Tulsa to the Texas border. Made for a slower drive, all the way through Oklahoma City. Entering Texas, we planned an overnight stop in Amarillo at the Amarillo Ranch RV Resort. It was in the center of town which made it easy for refueling prior to leaving in the morning. It is the home of the Big Texas Steakhouse where you can get a 28-ounce steak for free if you can eat within an hour....

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Grand Canyon

Sep 17, 2018 - Big Texan

Every year, sometimes twice a year, I stop over in Amarillo to satisfy my steak withdrawals. The Big Texan Steak Ranch did not disappoint, AGAIN! This was my second year taking the Amazon CamperForce required drug test @ Quest Diagnostics. Yep, again this year, my 4th, I will be working @ Amazon in Murfreesboro. Also again, I will be setting up camp @ Tennessee Hills until after Christmas....

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2018 RV Adventure

Sep 12, 2018 - Amarillo, TX

Wed, 12 Sep: Another (excellent) road day... We had a very good day's run. It was overcast when we awoke, but cleared up mid-morning and we had a glorious day's drive. It got a tad windy as we approached Amarillo, but that's "normal" we think. Sandi pulled out of West Texas Friendly RV at 0930 and retraced the route to US 87 north. Sandi's leg took us to the Pilot/Flying J in Lubbock where we topped up our diesel tank. Bob took the helm from there, heading north on I 27. We stopped for lunch at a brand-new rest stop. Continuing north on I...

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2018 Travels

Jul 28, 2018 - Amarillo, Texas

Today we traveled through the back roads of Colorado and New Mexico into Texsas. The goal was to make it to Amarillo. The home of the Big Texan steak house. Where if you can eat the 72 oz steak and all the trimmings in a hour it is free. Otherwise it is $72.00 The record for eating the steak is 4 min and 58 secs. It was accomplished by a 120 pound housewife on May 28, 2014! We did not participate, but did have a nice meal and then Susan said "bring me a piece of chocolate cake to go!" We had passed them coming in and they did look big and...

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Jul 20, 2018 - Texas, Part 1

We left Oklahoma City this morning and finally found the Oklahoma I imagined, it is in the western half of the state. Flat nothingness for as far as you can see. With the flat terrain comes a steady wind from the southwest that pushed against the motor home and made keeping the rig on a straight path a little harder. Twenty miles before the Texas state line we turned north to reach the Washita Battlefield National Historic Site. The site remembers the slaughter of numerous Native Americans in 1868 during the Indian Wars. There is not much...

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Southwest trek

Jun 27, 2018 - Everything IS Bigger (and more unusual) in Texas!

We took our usual side roads and by ways when we left Hot Springs, Arkansas. We meandered through the breathtaking Qauchita National Forest where we entered the state of Oklahoma, our final contiguous state to visit. We may have talked about this before but our goal, as full-time RV’ers is to visit every state in this great Nation. Yes, we have driven through many states before we began this lifestyle but our rule is: We must stay at least two nights in a state to “color it in” on our map AND since we retired in July of 2007. Obviously, we...

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East Bound and Down

Jun 2, 2018 - Where in the World is Joey Bliss 3

Where in the World is Joey Bliss? So sorry for the lengthy time between this and our last entry. As many of you know, our ambitious travel plans from 22 May a year ago have been changed somewhat to reflect real-world responsibilities, but I guess a lesson can be learned from that. Speaking of lessons, back to “Where in the World is Joey Bliss?”. Today’s hint is that it is the second largest canyon in the USA. I guess that alone will give it away to many of you. It is approximately 120 miles long, and about 700 +/- feet deep. Tomorrow, when...

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One Day @ a Time

May 14, 2018 - Amarillo by Afternoon

Easy travel day heading to Amarillo, TX, though rather boring scenary!! That is until we saw the Cadillac Ranch. Standing along Route 66 west of Amarillo was the Cadillac Ranch built by a group of art-hippies in 1974. Ten Caddies were driven into this field, then half-buried, nose down in the dirt. Facing west in a line, their tail fins held high for all to see on the empty Texas panhandle. Now they are stripped to their frame, battered and splattered with day-glo paint. Visitors from everywhere stop to see and have spray paint cans in hand...

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Apr 26, 2018 - Trip to Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Date: April 26, 2018 Tonight’s Location: Amarillo, TX Campground: Fort Amarillo Weather: clear, windy Temperature: start 38º High 70º Wildlife count: White-tailed Deer Year List: 294 Birds: White-throated Sparrow, American Robin, Yellow Warbler We enjoyed our last Whataburger breakfast this morning – only in Texas, then headed out to Palo Duro Canyon State Park. It is a beautiful, red-rock canyon, reminiscent of Zion or Bryce with its red rocks. It was cool with a slight breeze, so perfect for hiking and birding. We hiked the nature trail,...

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Wyoming 2018

Apr 25, 2018 - Sweetwater to Amarillo - LOTS of wind

Date: April 25, 2018 Tonight’s Location: Amarillo, TX Campground: Fort Amarillo RV Mileage: End - 35010 Start - 34768 Total Miles for the day: 242 Weather: windy, thunderstorms last night, storm clouds, sunny pm Temperature: start 44º High 64º Wildlife count: Year List: 291 Birds: Canada Goose Evidently it stormed all night last night, however, all I saw were a few flashes of lightening – John heard thunder much of the night – so good to be a heavy sleeper!!! We had breakfast at home, as we weren’t in too much of a hurry to get going –...

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Wyoming 2018

Apr 25, 2018 - Amarillo, TX - Oasis RV Resort

Our trip from Norman, OK to Amarillo, TX covered 297 miles which should have been 285 except for a 12 mile detour off I-40 through El Reno, OK and back to I-40 a few exits down. We don't know why but figure there must have been an accident or something that closed I-40. We did give the Mothership an 82 gallon drink just as we came into Amarillo. We are staying at the Oasis RV Resort on the west side of Amarillo. We always try to pick a park that is after going through a large town or city so we don't have to contend with work traffic when...

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Mar 24, 2018 - Ok City to Amarillo

Trying to catch up with our trip. We drove from Oklahoma City to Amarillo, Tx on Thursday. It was an uneventful trip but fun!! We spent a lot of time on Rt 66. Just outside of Ok City we took a side trip around Lake Overholser which is a man made reservoir. We also stopped a small Rt 66 Park. It had a nice map of Rt 66 inlaid in the patio area in front of the pavilion, very similar to the MS River map on Mud Island in Memphis. While driving around the lake, we saw several people fishing from the shore. We were curious what they were fishing...

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