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We have dreamed of this for many years and finally our dream has come true.
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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Arrival Amarillo

26 March 2013

After a long unscenic drive of 300 miles to Amarillo east on IH 40, we arrived at the Amarillo Ranch RV Park for the next 4 nights. The park is nice and the price good with discount for a total of $112.20 with full hookups and drive thru. We are in site 127 close to dog park and laundry.
Very windy,but warm.
Campsite Ranch RV Park

We have been hearing about the Big Texan restaurant which is a landmark here noted for the 72oz steak. If you can eat it in an hour,it is free. So after settling in we went there for dinner. The steak dinner was born in 1960. Klondike Bill,a professional westler, downed 2 of the dinners in one hour back in 1963. The oldest person to eat this was a 69 year old grandmother. The youngest was an 11 year old boy. The current champ is the World Eating Hot Dog champ who in 2008 ate the meal in less than 4 minutes. A Bengal Tiger ate the steak in 90 seconds. Wish someone had been eating one while we were there.
As Close as I want to Get to the 72oz

John Peeking Thru

Dining Room

72 oz Steak

Try It

Anyway,John had prime rib and I catfish dinners. After passing the huge feedlot driving into Amarillo, decided fish was best. Think it it just cruel to herd those steers into these lots.

Tomorrow we are meeting our daughter-in-law Cindy's mother and her sister and kids for dinner at Cracker Barrel.

1 comment:

  1. We have eaten several times at the Big Texan, but no one was up to the challenge. We are usually just driving through for a quick overnight in the RV. Found a great RV Park that even has individual dog pens by your site. We love it for our two. It is the Overnight RV park. As I said, we have just spent the night there. They are very friendly.