Today, as we drove through the middle of nowhere, Bob turned on the country western music station. The song that tickled my ears was "The Only Worry in the World ... Is the Tide Going to Reach My Chair?" It just seemed off on so many levels. First, what's a cowboy doing singing about the ocean? Second, how can that be his only worry? I guess maybe if he's a paniolo from the Big Island of Hawaii he'd have a reason to be singing those lyrics. Then again, why am I over-analyzing a country western song? Sheesh.
Our drive today was pleasant. We had no rain but saw one town that obviously had a huge downpour in the past day. Massive puddles, ponds in fields, and water standing at the side of the road attested to that.
|Our destination for today|
|Active sky but we only had a few drops on the windshield|
|Long, empty stretches of road.|
|A pretty picnic area|
|Kitty travelers: Bowie (in the tube)|
and Sunnie (in the box)
For lunch we chose Red Robin because it's close and it's good. On our Amarillo bucket list were Cadillac Ranch and Jack Sisemore RV Museum. Both would fit nicely into our afternoon.
On our way to Cadillac Ranch, we saw Oasis RV Resort and decided to take a drive around for future reference. It's a very nice park, new, and a little stark. But the sites are big and they have nice amenities. We wouldn't want to stay there and have our 5th wheel become part of a new collection!
|Spacious sites, but very stark landscaping|
|We had to laugh at this! Is this what |
happens if you don't pay your bill?
|Another shot of Oasis RV Resort sites - good for big rigs!|
|Who thinks of these things?|
Driving back to the freeway from Cadillac Ranch we found Cadillac Ranch RV Park. It's fun to get out and walk around, take photos, but we wouldn't stay there. It's very much a man camp.
|Cadillac Ranch RV Park display|
|Part of the display|
|Check out those fins!|
Next stop: Jack Sisemore RV Museum. Jack Sisemore is an RV dealership in Amarillo. The owner had a passion for RVs and motorcycles. They started the museum so people would have something to do while they waited for repairs to be made on their rigs. We were mesmerized. As Bob said, "It exceeded our expectations."
|A wall of motorcycles|
|1937 Kozy Kamp tent trailer|
|Blue and white trailer is a 1936 Alma|
(Note: There are RVs and motorcycles hanging from
|Inside the Alma|
|Bob in front of a Harley Davidson 45|
|1941 Westcraft trailer|
|Interior of 1948 Flxible|
|1962 "Bambi" Airstream.|
|One of the panels|
|Here's the 1975 Itasca|
|Interior of the Itasca|
|1962 Bethany pop-up with the original "Mod Squad" interior|
|This is the story of the trailer below...|
|Here's the new hair color.|
|Bob found a car to match his outfit.|
|These little doghouse trailers are for sale on the |
internet starting at $800. They're bigger than they look.
Tomorrow we will be doing a 10k Volksmarch at Wildcat Bluff Nature Center which is not very far from where we're staying. Saturday we plan to do a very strenuous 20k (12.4 mile) Volksmarch (Comanche Trail) at Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Saturday night will be a "A Trip to Italy" banquet put on by the West Texas Trail Walkers Volksmarch Club. On Sunday will be our final 10k Volksmarch (the Lighthouse Trail), also at Palo Duro Canyon State Park.
We're looking forward to a wonderful weekend. Travel Bug out.