Exiting Texas

We finally made it out of Texas! There is so much to see and do there but we will be back.

First we headed over to Palo Duro Canyon, the second largest canyon in the United States. Guess what the biggest one is – DUH! We  drove through the whole canyon, had lunch and let the kitties out for a walkabout.

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Carmela and Tikita were tired out from chasing lizards and exploring.

Then we headed to Amarillo to see the Jack Sizemore Vintage RV Museum on Rt. 66. There were some interesting rigs there and a good history of “camping.” Looking at the older RVs, the main thing I noticed is that people used to be a lot smaller! The showers and beds would hardly accommodate today’s taller and larger folks. They also have the 1947 Flxible from the movie RV, a Robin Williams classic.
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When was the last time you saw a cigarette machine? Do people still even smoke?
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I want one of these…
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Then we headed to Cadillac Ranch after stopping to buy some spray paint. The public art installation has now been updated!
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There is so much spray paint  on these cars! The paint has taken on a life of its own.

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We had scoped out a steakhouse in Amarillo where we wanted to eat but weren’t sure about how to handle the bus parking. We definitely didn’t want to fire it up and drive somewhere after having a few drinks. Solved that problem by getting permission from the IMAX Theatre behind the steakhouse to park for the whole night in their deserted back lot. I fibbed a little saying we wanted to have dinner and see a movie too. We did have cocktails, appetizers, and a fine dinner at Saltgrass Steakhouse. We arrived right in time to see the running of The Kentucky Derby.

Every once in a while I just need a good Absolut martini.

Next stop: Clovis, New Mexico.

More pics on Flickr.

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4 comments on “Exiting Texas

  1. the last time I saw a cigeratte machine , misspelled was in St. Louis, county , And was charging people 5-00 dollars a pack , So bvery glad I stopped smoking,

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