Saturday, June 28, 2008

Out of bed and off the map.

With my stomach bug a fading memory, my friend Dede and I headed west for Amarillo this morning. And for the first time in a long time, we drove right off the front side of the map!

In Childress, it was fun to make the big flip to the panhandle side!

Heading west

Once we got into Amarillo, we made the obligatory stop at this tourist destination:

The Big Texan Steak Ranch!

This was as close as we came to eating the famous "free" 72-oz. steak dinner!

We did, however, enjoy our prime rib and ribeye. (I was able to eat about 4 oz., which is a miracle considering my condition Friday!)

It was fun to watch these guys attempt the 72-oz. steak dinner in an hour. (The challenge requires the contestants to eat a full meal: the giant steak, shrimp, baked potato, salad and roll. Whew!) The guy in the headband? Didn't make it. It was so funny to see him try and try and then surrender. (Two of these guys were successful, though!)

The dining room

The Big Texan is definitely a Texas icon, and our visit there helped us realize that yes, we made it to Amarillo!

1 comment:

Jenna said...

so sorry about the bug:( Glad it was short-lived and you were still able to make your trip. We make that same trek often. In fact, we made it on Friday. My family lives that direction. Glad you had fun!