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Sep 21, 2019 - Amarillo to Albuquerque

The Long Drive Day 17 We awake to news of appalling floods in Texas resulting in 6 deaths. We feel very lucky to be on the northern edge of the bad weather. Although there is some evidence of last nights storms and the day is cloudy there is no disruption to our plans and the weather is set to improve again. Amarillo's star attraction is the Big Texan Steak Ranch where the steak is free if you are able to eat a 72oz steak with all the trimmings within an hour. I don't think this is a challenge I will be taking on as I have difficulty eating...

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Sep 14, 2019 - 28th STOP - Amarillo, TX

9/14/19 - Left Albuquerque this morning heading for Amarillo, TX and the Big Texan Restaurant. Essentially desert-like except for one section at the end of NM and near the Texas border with fields of corn and other stuff. Flat with an absolutely straight section about 10 miles or more. Kay wanted to watch Judge Jennine (sp) so she called the Limo service for 6:00 to go to the Big Texan Restaurant. The Cadillac showed up, but half the horn was broken off, See the pic. Lots of pics of the inside of the restaurant. What a neat place. We...

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May 22, 2019 - Day 6 - Big Texan RV Park, Amarillo, TX

Another beautiful morning in the high desert. The three C's - cool, clear and calm. But with the forecast for high winds and the prospect of some rough roads through the back country of New Mexico, we decide to try the med that our vet gave us for dog's with travel anxiety. Something called Trazodone. He was such a wreck yesterday, we figure it's worth the risk. We roll out around 0930 with the plan to stay on US 60 for the next couple of days. The first 100 miles is as spectacular as we remembered it from two years ago. Lush green rolling...

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2019 Summer Big Trip

May 17, 2019 - Amarillo, Texas

We left Santa Rosa this morning about 0830 heading for Amarillo, Texas, about 167 miles. The weather was good with cloud cover consisting of white cumulus clouds in sky and a high wind that was for the most part a quartering crosswind that contained some pretty heavy gusts just to keep you from falling asleep. The New Mexico roads were not good from Santa Rosa, better that the I-5 in California, but not as good as the I-40 roadway we picked up when we crossed the New Mexico Texas border. The road surface changed for the good in Texas but...

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Apr 27, 2019 - The Terrain Changes and a couple of Surprises

I have included in this post at least one picture that represents most of the terrain we saw in each state, so far. Surprises- Did you know you can go scuba diving in New Mexico? Well you can. In Santa Rosa, New Mexico there is a place called the Blue Hole. It is advertised as World Famous. I guess because where else can you scuba dive in New Mexico. Outside of Amarillo, TX is the second largest canyon in the United States. It's called Palo Duro Canyon. We were quite impressed with its color, size and depth. When we thought of Texas before...

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Apr 26, 2019 - Amarillo, Texas

We left Albuquerque this morning and stopped at Camping World to get new water filters for the RV. We had high winds along our route today. Also along our route today we saw a gigantic cross called The Groom Cross, officially named "The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ." It rises 19 stories up from the Texas Panhandle. The other photo is part of the Stations of the Cross, life-size. We arrived at the Big Texan RV Ranch in Amarillo around 5:00. It is a large park with spacious sites, an indoor pool, spa, and sauna. We were escorted to our...

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Apr 15, 2019 - Amarillo Friends

Back in Amarillo. We had the chance to see many of our friends: Lynn and George, Perry and Peggy, Richard and Lois, Danny and Linda. Richard put on big big spread of hamburgers and hotdogs on the grill. We have appointments with the optometrist and dentist in the next few days. I also have to renew my driver's license. ...

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2019 Summer and Fall

Apr 15, 2019 - Junction to Amarillo - windy!

Date: April 15, 2019 Tonight’s Location: Amarillo, TX Campground: Fort Amarillo Mileage: End - 55132 Start - 54738 Total Miles for the day: 394 Weather: very windy, warm Temperature: start 47º High 82º Wildlife count: Year List: 257 Birds: We left early before hook-up to get a quick McD’s breakfast and ate it at home. With an early hook-up, we were out by 7:20. There were no issues with the route up TX83, then bypassing Lubbock and on to Amarillo. We stopped in a Love’s in Snyder, TX and grabbed a Burger King – however, we blew at least...

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Summer 2019

Oct 28, 2018 - Amarillo,Texas

*Today we left Philip’s at 9:30. *im sad leaving the kids. We really enjoyed them a lot. *We drove to Amarillo,Texas. We arrived at 3:30 *We set up at KOA then left. *We went to Cadillac Ranch. *it was fun seeing the sight. *Brady spotted a drone. She wanted it so bad!!! I made fish tacos for dinner. I did laundry tonight.

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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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