The wake up alarm set at 06.00. Snoozed a few times and then: Up and jump!! Packed everything (it’s beginning to be a lot of stuff) and took off at 07.45, a little bit to late. The good thing though is that it doesn’t seem to be THAT hot in Amarillo, so maybe I’ll survive!? 😉
Took a gas filling stop, break oil check and then a food stop at Denny’s in Santa Rosa. I had a small orange jucie, black american coffe (=angels pee), half a strawberry milkshake and half of a half Cheesy Nachos plate for breakfast. At Denny’s. Mmmmmm, t’was GOOOOOD! 🙂 The not so good part was that the waiter came out running after us, into the parking lot. Jörgen had miscounted (can you say that???) the money. The bill was 33 and Jörgen gave 38 including tip (we thought). But it shows that he only gave $28! Hahahaha, seems we have to double check the payments from now on. 🙂
Robin took the wheel from Santa Rosa. I drove the car when going to ABQ (you see, this is what happens when my nails are too long (and beautiful))!! It wasn’t my idea, just happend that when I got to the car at the gas station, everyone was already seated and the only seat left for me was the drivers seat. Hell yeeeaaa, I thought! Why not? 🙂 The car is BIG, it is MONSTER BIG (well, not compared to Terrängbil 40 but apart from that), and the wheel is kind of “loose”, you know the feeling when you can turn it around for a bit but nothing happens. That takes a while to get used to, otherwise it runs like a clock, like a smooth, big, impressive, rumbling monster clock.
Robin chose the real Mother road, to get the real Route 66 feeling. We had paved road for about one mile and then it turned into a gravel road. Hahaha, so then we actually got the right feeling. We drove that road until we came to the Texas state border. There we took some photos at the “first Last Motel in Texas. I am kind of glad that we decided not to spend the night there.
Hey y’all, we’re in Texas
A few miles into Texas it started to smell rather bad. I looked up from my book and saw that we passed thousands and thousands of cows. I am not kidding, there were soooo many of them. All black and white, walking in mud, eating from large food containers. Robin says they feed them with corn. No grass to be seen at all there. Seemed to me like chickens in a cage but in a much larger scale, and outdoors also of course. I hope that they do not spend their entire lifes like that! 😦
First Texan stop – The Cadillac Ranch
Had a fast stop at the Cadillac Ranch. Not much to see actually but it is always spoken about as a part of Route 66, so we kind of thought we had to see it. CHECK!
Gas price is LOW in Texas
Just want to tell all the people in Sweden that the gas price in Texas is 5,81 SEK per liter (3,32 dollar/gallon). Just sayin’!!! :-)))))) As a comparison for the rest of you, the Swedish gas price i around 14,00 SEK per liter.
For the first time we were not able to check in at the first hotel. We had to look up another one which made us end up at the Holiday Inn Amarillo Medical Center West.
We chilled in the room for a couple of hours and then we went to the restaurant to have some food. I tried to get a glutenfree burger. It was not an easy task. Resulted in that I could eat half of my portion. The waitress was nice and gave me a discount for the trouble. Nice!
Now, time for bed! Nighty, nighty!! 🙂