Sunday, October 9, 2011

Amarillo, TX

We rolled in to the Palo Duro RV Park yesterday about 2:00 PM after a 220 mile run from Garden City, KS. We left US 83 in Liberal, KS and headed southwest on US 54 thru OK. Great road and 4 lane most of the way. Then we turned south on US 287 ,also 4 lane, thru Amarillo and on to I27 for the short run down to the campground. Last nite we went to the Big Texan restaurant for steak. What a fun place! This is the home of the free 72 oz. steak dinner, if you can eat it in an hour. Hard to believe, but the current record is 8 min and 52 seconds. Whew!! It was Saturday nite and the place was pretty full but the service was fast and friendly. No takers on the giant steak while we were there though.

This is the "Big Texan" 72 oz steak with the trimmings barely visible on the sides.

Who is that fool in the picture??

Today we want to see Palo Duro Canyon state park. It is billed as the Grand Canyon of Texas and the pictures we have seen show it to be beautiful. Tomorrow we're off to Roswell, NM for a day or two and then on to our destination of Benson, AZ. Seven states and 1400 miles.


  1. No trip to Amarillo is complete without a stop at The Big Texan! Touristy? Sure it is, but that's half the fun!
    Palo Duro is breathtakingly beautiful - I'm sure you'll have a great time driving through...
    Stay Safe!

  2. Hope those UFO's in Roswell leave you alone..