~Goodbye my beloved Mountain Time Zone

11/09/2015
Amarillo Ranch RV Park
Amarillo, TX
In the wee hours of the night….
Last evening before bed Howard tells me, “I don’t think I am going to disconnect the water hose.” Well guess who gets up to go outside to disconnect the hose in the cold, wee hours of the night?
I feel him get up out of bed, I hear him moving around putting on layers of clothes, and as he heads out the door I see his light, which is strapped to his forehead, shining like a beacon in the darkness.
In my hazy, sleepy mind  I wonder, “where is he going?” I don’t remember asking. LOL!  He tells me this morning, ” it was so foggy when I went out to disconnect the hose, I couldn’t see my hand in front of my face.”
Note to Howard, if you even think there might be a need to disconnect the water hose do so before going to bed.
Sportsman RV Park in Lamar, CO….
We woke to fog, so thick we felt we were sitting in the clouds.  We delayed getting on the road making sure the fog  had lifted enough to drive. After a couple hot cups of coffee and a walk with the girls, we were ready to continue our journey  south.
We traveled Highway 287 all the way from Lamar, CO to Amarillo, TX. Long drive eh [grins]. Again we drove through prairie lands, except today we enjoyed rolling hills and blue skies with white clouds.
Well maintained roads on 287 took us to the Colorado/Oklahoma state line. The roads deteriorated from there. Oklahoma has some of the worst highways, they are so bad.
We rattled and shook all the way to the Oklahoma/Texas state line.  Once in Texas the roads were great again. Thank goodness.
We are staying at Amarillo Ranch RV Park off of Interstate 40 in Amarillo, Texas. It is a nice RV park, clean and well maintained with large sites and lots of green grass to walk the doggies.
Amarillo Ranch RV Park (Texas)
Amarillo Ranch RV Park (Texas)
We decided when we got to Amarillo, we were going to treat ourselves to a nice dinner at The Big Texan Steak Ranch and handcrafted Brewery.
Red Ribbon handsome
Red Ribbon handsome
This place is legionary, known around the world for its free 72oz steak given to the person who can eat the steak with all the fixings in under 60 minutes. The World Record is 4 minutes 58 minutes. You can watch her eat this dinner by clicking on the link below.
World Record
The Big Texas Steak Ranch and Brewery
The Big Texas Steak Ranch and Brewery
Did this Cowpoke eat a 72oz steak?
Did this Cowpoke eat a 72oz steak?
We enjoyed our meal along with the quirky atmosphere in the dining room. Howard had a filet steak and I had grilled Salmon. We each had a Pecan Porter brew and split a huge piece of Chocolate Cake.
Gosh, we need to exercise this off!
Howard enjoying his Pecan Porter
Howard enjoying his Pecan Porter
Cooking up the grub
Cooking up the grub
Kinda looks like a bordelo, not that I would really know
Kinda looks like a bordello, not that I would really know
For so many years we have driven straight through Amarillo from Colorado on our way to visit family in Louisiana. Never stopping to visit, we decided to stay here for two nights to take in a few sights around the area. More on that tomorrow.

 Goodbye my beloved mountain time zone.

4 thoughts on “~Goodbye my beloved Mountain Time Zone”

  1. Looks like a great place to visit. I bet you enjoyed your dinner. Love the getting up in the middle of the night to unhook the hose. That sounds like something i would do, because i would forget until i was in bed. 🙂

  2. We’ve stayed at the Amarillo RV Ranch twice during our cross country travels and both times ate at the Big Texan. It’s almost painful watching the people try to eat the 72 ounce steak! By the time you read this you have probably left but Cadillac Ranch is a fun place to visit. We also made a day trip to Palo Duro Canyon from there and liked it so much we returned there this spring and camped in the park.

  3. We have stayed in Amarillo a couple of times. The first time we spent 2 weeks there. We had a blast exploring Alibates Flint Quarry and Palo Duro Canyon. We haven’t had the steak dinner yet…we passed it many times, but never stopped. Downtown Amarillo is also a fun place to wander around! Enjoy……

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