If you aren’t singing this title, something is wrong with you! Well it is day 5 in Little Rock, my toilet is working like a champ, Mike has the flu and it is raining…again! But it is time to move on, so we get the camper hooked up in the rain…boo…and we take off. I am ready to be out west so we decided to travel for 3 days and try to see what we can on the way. First stop is Oklahoma City.
I don’t have a lot of photos due to driving and Mike was sleeping. However, he did get a picture of the one thing we saw a lot of…..
We also got to see parts of Route 66. One of the attractions is Lucille’s Service Station. It was built in 1929 and was renamed in 1941 after the new owner, Lucille.
Oklahoma is VERY flat. I mean we almost thought we could see Canada at times…..Haha. We finally made it (safely) to our campground, Council Road RV Park. It was right off of I-40 and easy to get into so that worked for us. There was no unhooking tonight due to the rain, the flu, and we were leaving early the next morning.
It is Saturday morning, the rain is gone and I have had my coffee….It is time to head out. Look out Texas, here we come.
So, just to let some of y’all know, when you pull a camper and transfer trucks come by you (because I will only go about 65 mph) they will suck you in and spit you out. It is a feeling you get used to and you just hold on but when you are driving across flat states, there are winds that blow…gusty winds. As a matter of fact they have signs warning you of this. Which, is why they have these…windmills.
They start out very small and the longer you drive the bigger they get. I bet we looked at the same windmill for 100 miles! So you got your warning here! When driving through Texas, hold on!!! I had to peel my hands off the steering wheel a few times due to the wind gust! Anyways, our next stop was Amarillo. We had two places we wanted to see, Cadillac Ranch and The Big Texan. Mike was feeling a little better….Yay…so we got to our campground early to unhook and sightsee. We stayed at Oasis Rv Resort, which was right off I-40, easy to get in and out of. You see I don’t want to run over anybody in our big truck!
Guess what, this was a flat campground and really clean! We could have stayed a few days to explore, but I had to get to New Mexico.
We unhooked and headed to Cadillac Ranch. I don’t know what I was expecting but it it basically in the middle of a field and it’s free. You just pull your car, truck, or rv right off the road and bam….you are there. People were coming into the “park” with cans of spray paint.
We didn’t need to paint that day so we just decided to take our photo and get out of the blowing dirt.
After all this excitement we needed food. I had read about a restaurant that has a 72 oz steak. If you can eat the steak, a baked potato, a roll and shrimp appetizer in an hour, you get your meal for free. The record holder is a 120lb lady who ate 2 of these meals in 14 mins. WHAT!! If you are so inclined you can watch it on youtube. If you have watched the movie The Great Outdoors, Chet Ripley (John Candy) puts away the Ole 96’er and gets a free T-shirt. So naturally I had to go check this place out. It was a fun! (I am easily entertained)
Mike said that he would have tried to eat the 72 oz steak but it was to soon from being sick. (Remember, the camper is small)
So, I bet you are wondering what we ate? Well, Mike got a steak, I got steak sliders, and (drumroll) Micheal got chicken fingers. The plates all came with these..
We rolled ourselves out of that joint and went to sleep. We have one more travel day before we stop and hang out. Travel days are exciting and exhausting! But, the very next morning I was ready to go! Get up everybody, Momma’s got to get to Alburquerque, New Mexico!
We had been looking at flat land for two days so I was anxious to see what awaited us. I was not disappointed.
I mean how amazing! Look at the difference between the two pictures. Then when we go through town, all the overpasses are decorated.
Alright, I am going to calm down now……We were staying on the west side of town at a campground called American Rv Park. It was a lovely park with some nice people and gorgeous weather! We had a really nice site!
When checking in the nice lady told us that they had a coyote problem but that had been fixed. Ok, good I guess. She also stated that there were bunnies that ran around the park too. Bunnies I can handle! Max, not so much!
It was nice to be parked for more than a night. We all slept really well and couldn’t wait to explore!