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    finally in the Wild Wild West!

    by richiecdisc Updated May 8, 2009

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    we were finally in the Wild Wild West!

    Fondest memory: The night before had been far better than our Little Rock excursion the previous day. Oklahoma City had proved more inviting and interesting than its Arkansas cousin. The best part was that even though we had another four hours to drive after we left Oklahoma City, we got into Amarillo, Texas much much earlier than we stopped the night before. We also managed to get a very nice room at a good price. All these kinds of things go a long way in getting a man in good with his wife and that it came with a breakfast buffet sealed the deal.

    After breakfast, we went to the one attraction in Amarillo: Cadillac Ranch. It wasn't the sunrise light I would have liked to be shooting photos in but if you want to keep your wife in the good mood she's in you learn to make some compromises. Anyway, it was still pretty early and we had a nice short drive ahead of us that day too. Cadillac Ranch did not disappoint. Doreen played around spray painting the old relic cars like a kid in kindergarten. It wasn't just the cars but the scenery all around it. We were finally in the west, you could just see and feel it. She was one happy camper and so was I. I had to admit, seven breweries in less than a week and only one clunker was a nice way to start a road trip. That we still had another 24 weeks was not lost on me either. I was in heaven, or at least headed that way. New Mexico, which I'd previously just passed through lie ahead. A National Park to explore. A few cool towns. And maybe, just maybe a few brewpubs too.

    Related to:
    • Road Trip
    • Photography
    • Historical Travel

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    Show me the way...

    by sourbugger Updated May 18, 2005

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    Why Amarillo is famous...

    Favorite thing: Amarillo was a small town that has been well known in the UK for a long time, mainly due to song that was originally sung by Tony Christie. In 2005 it was re-worked (well mimed) by the comedian Peter Kaye with a host of celebrities in support.

    Fondest memory: The lyrics are as below, join in now please...

    When the day is dawning
    On a Texas Sunday morning
    How I long to be there
    With Marie who's waiting for me there
    Every lonely city where I hang my hat
    Ain't as half as pretty as where my baby's at

    Is this the way to Amarillo
    Every night I've been hugging my pillow
    Dreaming dreams of Amarillo where sweet Marie who waits for me

    Show me the way to Amarillo
    I've been weeping like a willow
    Crying over Amarillo
    Where sweet Marie who waits for me

    Sha la la lala lalala
    Sha la la lala lalala
    Sha la la lala lalala
    And Marie who waits for me

    There's a church bell ringing
    Hear the song of joy that it's singing
    For the sweet Marie
    And the guy who's coming to see her

    Just beyond the highway, there's an open plain
    And it keeps me going through the wind and rain

    Is this the way to Amarillo
    Every night I've been hugging my pillow
    Dreaming dreams of Amarillo
    where sweet Marie who waits for me

    Show me the way to Amarillo
    I've been weeping like a willow
    Cryin over Amarillo
    where sweet Marie who waits for me

    Sha la la lala lalala
    Sha la la lala lalala
    Sha la la lala lalala

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    Weatherford ( Pop. ca. 10.500...

    by Routeman Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Weatherford ( Pop. ca. 10.500 ) is located in Western Oklahoma on interstate 40. The city is located in Custer County. It is approximately a one hour from Oklahoma City. Weatherford was founded in 1893, and was named for US Marshall William J. Weatherford. Weatherford is also the home of Gen. Thomas P. Stafford, commander of the 1975 Apollo Soyuz Mission ( see picture ).

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    These are the city's and...

    by Routeman Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: These are the city's and village's we drove through and by. color=darkturquoiseBethany, Yukon, El Reno, Calumet, Geary, Hydro, Weatherford, Clinton, Canute, Elk City, Sayre, Erick, Texola, Shamrock, McLean, Alanreed, Groom, Conway, Amarillo.

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    The city of Bethany maintains...

    by Routeman Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: The city of Bethany maintains 15 beautiful parks with an aggregate of more than 140 acres. In addition to ample playground equipment, Bethany's parks host 9 shelters, 14 lighted tennis courts, 2.8 miles of walking trails, 20 basketball goals, 10 softball fields, 7 volleyball courts and a newly remodeled Aquatic Center complete with a diving area, wading and lap pool.

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    Amarillo is the largest Texas...

    by Routeman Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Amarillo is the largest Texas city on Route 66. Now, a stretch of the old highway, along sixth ave. between Georgia and Western St, has been revived into a stretch of antique shops, restaurants and cafes.

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    Stop at the Texas Travel and...

    by brdwtchr Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Stop at the Texas Travel and Information Center on I-40 as you come into town from the East. If you have not been to Amarillo before they can give you all kinds of maps and brochures to help you find things to do and enjoy your time in Amarillo more. There is a lot to do. There is a Discovery center for kids, a history museum, quarter horse museum, an art museum, places to shop, and a lot more.

    Fondest memory: One of my favorite things to do in Amarillo is to go shopping for antiques on 6th Avenue. It is the old historic route 66 and has dozens of shops close to one another. We park our car and walk and shop for hours then eat at one of the restaurants.

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  • glineup49's General Tip

    by glineup49 Written Aug 24, 2002

    Fondest memory: The weather is what I miss the most. Amarillo averages more days of sunshine than almost any place in the US. The
    winters are mild with just enough snow to cover the ground
    and usually starts to melt within 24 hours of stopping. But the spring, summer and fall are the best. Average summer temp. is in the middle 90's and a yearly rainfall is under 30 inches a year. But the sunsets are what i really miss.
    they are breathtaking and an artists dream. We're famous for them. The final scene in the last INDIANA JONES movie
    (where they ride off into the sunset) was filmed outside of
    Amarillo.

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    Stay out of the rain!!! :

    by lidman Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Fondest memory: The only thing I have seem of Ama. is gas stops when passing through.
    This is another shot of the weather we endured early into the 2001 motorcycle trip to Colorado

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    A little roadside humour, just...

    by Routeman Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: A little roadside humour, just west of Amarillo.
    ( The white sign says ' Bates Motel, each room with a shower ' ).

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    YUKON ( Pop. ca. 21.500 )....

    by Routeman Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: YUKON ( Pop. ca. 21.500 ). Garth Brooks, country music singer, grew up in Yukon and graduated from Yukon High School. Garth was born on February 7, 1962 in Tulsa.

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    Amarillo was founded in 1887,...

    by Routeman Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Amarillo was founded in 1887, and became an incorporated city in 1889. In 1913, the city of Amarillo adopted its current city Charter, which established a commissionmanager form of government.

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