joy magnetism: Getting our kicks on Route 66 - GAR Day #6




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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Getting our kicks on Route 66 - GAR Day #6

Magnet #89 - Texas Joy


So, today would have been Route 66 day, traveling through Oklahoma (OKC, Elk City, Sayre) and Texas (McLean, Groom, Amarillo) and New Mexico (Ft. Sumner and Roswell) - roughly 500 (ish) miles.

In an earlier Texas blogpost, I mentioned having visited Elk City, OK, just once in my life. During a family cross-country roadtrip, we were trundling down the road and all of a sudden, our motorhome engine exploded. Luckily, we were somewhat near a garage, and had to wait around for ages getting that emergency sorted out.

Though, I suppose it could have been worse. I was only 12. My poor parents had to field this crisis - with three young kids, a grandma and a priest in tow. Yes. A priest.

Our Texas stops were to be the infamous Cadillac Ranch, the LARGEST BARBED WIRE HISTORIC MUSEUM IN THE WORLD (what, that's what they call it!), and Palo Duro Canyon, which I was planning to somehow sneak on to the schedule.

Oh, well. So no Texas for me today. My consolation prize?

Today's HUGE steak lunch with a rep from Texas. Which was fabulous, but he's no Cadillac Ranch. I'm just sayin'.


GAR Track of the Day: Yellow Rose of Texas
(Well, ok, maybe not playing on the radio, but I sure would have been belting it out, much to the dismay of the GAR Roadtrippers.)

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2 comments:

jen said...

Texas forever...

b13 said...

"(Well, ok, maybe not playing on the radio, but I sure would have been belting it out, much to the dismay of the GAR Roadtrippers.)"

Hmmmm. Maybe now we're getting to the real reason behind the demise of the GAR...