Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sedona Arizona

After many days on the road and many new and interesting sights we arrive for a 3 day stay in Sedona.
I don't know if we took the scenic drive in or if this was the only way in but it was quite interesting.
It was dark and we drove in on a dark winding two lane road. It reminded me of the road to Cherokee.
In the daylight it is a very beautiful drive but at night not so much.

Sedona is a nice little village retirement town. A lovely shopping area and many walking trails and surrounded
by many rock formations.


The rocks all have names such as Bell Rock, Snoopy, Balance Rock and so forth. Imagination is
a requirement to be able to put the name with the rock.

We managed a few short walks down some of the trails and I did ok as it was cool and windy.

Sedona is a place I want to revisit as there is so much to do there and we just scratched the surface.

Until next time,
Linda

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Former Route 66 Attraction

The Big Texan Steak House and Motel. It was originally on Route 66 but after the interstate opened they had to relocate to another location in order to survive.This is in Amarillo, Texas.

We had the pleasure of staying in the hotel and also eating in the restaurant.

They are the home of the free 72oz steak if you can eat it and the sides within one hour
The record holder at this point in time ate it in 8 minutes and 53 seconds. He did it on March 24 2008
and he was World Hot Dog Eating Champ Joey Chestnut. No one was trying while we were there.

We loved the hotel rooms. It was a very nice change of pace room..



I am so glad that they were able to keep this wonderful establishment going. A real treat to visit.
They even have a hotel for your horses.A Texas shape swimming pool and much more
Thanks for letting me share this part of my trip with you.

Until next time
Linda
God Bless




Sunday, April 6, 2014

Route 66 known as The Mother Road

I am going to give you a little history as some of our adventures we had to leave the interstates to
visit what is left in places of Route 66. If only someone had the foresight to protect this piece of
American history.

Route 66 was opened in 1926. It started in Grant Park in Chicago went over 2400 miles thru
3 time zones and 8 states and ended in Santa Monica California. It went thru Illinois,Missouri,
Kansas, Oklahoma,Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. It was the  first 2 lane
road linking parts of the country.

Not much of it left in places but what is left is great and a great road side attraction.Roadside
advertising at its best.

 The Cadillac Ranch created by Stanley Marsh  10 Cadillacs from a 1949 Coupe to a 1963
sedan are buried in a simple line at the same angle.A method to the madness of burying cars.It was
originally completed in 1974 but in early 1997 he had it moved down the road 2 miles as town
was getting to close. I think the neighbors have a hate love relationship with this art.


People bring their can of spray paint to leave a message or whatever. The paint is what is
holding the cars together. They are just in an open field free to walk to and paint.

Right up the road a new Cadillac Ranch opened up to hopefully make a little money off this
art of buried cars. I wish them luck. Their Cadillacs are in better shape and not buried


Route 66 a lost treasure in many places.

Until next time
Linda

RoadTrip Texas

Texas is a big state so we did more in Texas than any other place.

Canyon Texas we visited the "Grand Canyon of Texas" Palo Duro Canyon State Park.It is Texas second largest park in the state. It opened in 1934. It is 120  long and 800 feet deep. Quite an impressive place.

We just mainly drove thru this park and did a few scenic overlooks.

We also got to see Longhorn steers and they are big. The park had 3 and we got to see the Park
Ranger call them to dinner
They were doing some work in the park because they are prone to flash flooding so they were building
bridges over alot of the wash areas.If you like to hike it had all the walking trails you would need. It seems
hiking is a favorite thing to do out west.A state park worth a visit.

Until next time
Linda

Monday, March 31, 2014

The Truck Yard

We ate at a very unique place while in Dallas called The Truck Yard. A small restaurant at the front but at the
back it has a seating area and different food trucks each day.
It was decorated with old tires and parts of cars and trucks.It was a nice family friendly and pet friendly
place.Music and people just sitting around enjoying theirselves.


A great concept.The food was good also.

For all you Dallas fans we also visited the SouthFork Ranch. It was a very interesting tour to hear
about the history of the actual ranch and learn how it became part of a TV dynasty

The state of Texas a place to revisit someday and continue to see all the great places it has to offer

The roadtrip continues-------

Until next time
God Bless
Linda


Saturday, March 29, 2014

Dallas Texas

Dallas a place that I would like to visit again  for a longer period of time. A clean city.

We visited The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.It was very interesting and informative.
It contains over 400 historic television and radio broadcast,photos and artifacts.It is a very
different situation to look at and review a part of history that you remember and experienced,
.November 22 1963 is a day that I still remember where I was when I heard the news.
I was in high school in my Home Ec class when the news was announced to us. I still remember
the shock and disbelief. This part of history is still being debated.

There is also a small memorial down the street from the museum at the location of the grassy knoll.
The streets have white x marks showing the location of the first and second shots.If you get a chance
it is well worth a visit.

The web site is jfk.org If you have vivid memories of the assassination or significant events of the
60's you can contact the museum at oralhistory@jfk.org

More to come

Until next time
Linda

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Roadtrip

This is the 3rd day of our trip and we are in Dallas Texas.A big beautiful city.

Day 2 Little Rock Arkansas. We did a little sight seeing. Visited River Market and Bill Clinton Park
Every town has its own special place and this is Little Rocks.The river, bridges and lots of trails
to walk on. The kids having a ball sledding down a hill with no snow.


We also did a quick stop at Graceland in Memphis Tenn


We didn't go inside this trip just visited the outside. As usual many many visitors there to visit
The King of RocknRoll.

The trip is going well and we are seeing lots and lots of this country we have never seen before.
In Oklahoma picnic table like teepees

We have traveled thru North Carolina our home base, Tennessee, Arkansas and Oklahoma and we
are in Texas tonight.Will share our Texas adventure next time.

Until then
God Bless
Linda