Amarillo, Texas

After leaving Oklahoma we headed to the panhandle.  Caroline asked if we could stop in Amarillo.  She had heard it mentioned in a song.  We camped at A OK Campground which was more just a field off the highway.  It did have full hook up and was right next to the airport so we could watch the planes.  We had decided to have lunch at the Big Texan one day.  It is the home of the 72 oz steak (which if you eat in an hour is free.)  We opted not to try, but our food was very good and we sat next to a nice young couple. IMG_4306

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The next day we went to the Amarillo Discovery and Science Center with our museum pass.  Just love that pass.  We learned about the lives of owls, what they eat, where they live  and how they adapt to their surroundings.IMG_5371

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We learned about the solar system.   It really reinforced what we have been learning in science.   We participated in several planet games which were really fun.  IMG_5386

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We learned about robots and how helpful they can be.  We saw the film Sea Monster: A Prehistoric Adventure.  We found out how fossils can help us learn about the lives of dinosaurs. IMG_1336

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Marcus and Caroline did several physics experiments with balls and learned about pulleys and leavers.IMG_5389

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The Helium Centennial Time Columns Monument was erected in Amarillo, Texas during 1968 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of helium.IMG_4322

Our next stop was Cadillac Ranch.  It was really cold, snowy and windy, but we wanted to experience it.  Where else are you encouraged to spray paint a car!  You can check it out at http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/2220IMG_4326

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  1. mary strange

    Love this – I’m sorry we just ‘blew’ through Amarillo – that looks like so much fun. Continued good fortune on your journey.

  2. Marnie Smith

    Having fun traveling with you. Went to HIgh school in Stamford TX near Abilene. the Stamford Roundup was big then. The town is barely there now it’s pretty desolate in that area but I liked it then. Love your notes. Keep them coming 😊😍Marnie

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  3. Eddie & Mom

    Hi Guys,
    That spraying of the Cadillac cars looks like fun. Maybe Grammy and I should start one across the road by the garden for people to stop by and spray paint. Looks like your learning lots and having fun too. Love Ya’ll Grampa Eddie and Grammy

  4. Tell me more about the museum pass you have. We are just starting out on our own RV journey.

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