Leaving Oklahoma with plenty of trees and grassy pastures we enter Texas where trees are found near water. Pasture land is forever, seemingly. Sage begins to show itself in patches.
Groom, Texas boasts the world’s largest cross. I don’t know much of the story behind this site. Exit 112 on I-40. Around the base of the cross, it is told to me, there are “Stations” or statues of Christ with his cross and the various people and tortures he endured. I’ve not seen it myself so I can’t tell you what it is all about.
Amarillo and lunch at the Big Texan. If you are adventurous and hungry you can try to eat the 72 ounce steak complete with salad, baked potato, shrimp appetizer, and 3 HOT chili peppers. All in one hour. You even get to sit in a place of honor through it all. If you CAN eat it all in the allotted time it is FREE. If, however, your eyes are bigger than your stomach the cost is $72.00.
That hunk of meat is the equivalent of 9 (Nine) 8 ounce steaks. OMG. Makes me sick to think about it!!!
Many have tried. Very few have succeeded.
Dessert? How about 1/4 of a four layer cake!? Good grief that is big enough for 4 people.
There is a Shooting game anyone can play for free. Poker tables are set up to play, also for free. And a ginormous rocking chair to get lost in.
So if you want entertainment value and so so food then the Big Texan is a place to kill a few hours.
Also, west of Amarillo about 5 or 6 miles out of town (maybe less) and off to the south in a field are Cadilacs buried nose first to their windshields. It was too far away for my iPhone or I would have taken a picture of it.
Today was a good day. No problems, wind was blowing but not like a few days ago and we made the miles today. Ending in Albuquerque, New Mexico and still daylight.