July 30 and 31
July 30 - Albuquerque - Phil and Hayden went to the Unser Racing Museum in the afternoon. I could not tell who enjoyed it more because they both had a lot of fun there. Phil was amazed at all the Unsers had saved and accumulated. Hayden was just mesmerized by it all.
July 31 - We left at 8:00 a.m. and headed to Amarillo. We moved into Central Time Zone today. It is hotter here than Albuquerque. I saw where it is supposed to be 111 in Oklahoma City when we go there Aug. 2. At least it will only be for one night. It was too hot to cook in the camper, so we checked tripadvisor.com for a place to eat. The Coyote Bluff Cafe looked interesting. It is truly a hole in the wall type of place, but the burgers were great. It has been on the FoodNetwork's Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. It has a hamburger called the Hamburger from Hell that is REALLY hot. I think that is what Guy Fiery got when he visited there. We declined that one and got a regular hamburger and cheeseburger. Hayden got two chili cheese hotdogs. We enjoyed the meal and not heating up the camper. Tomorrow we go to Big Texan Steakhous for lunch. For dinner, they have entertainment and the challenge to eat a 72 ounce steak with baked potato, salad, roll, and shrimp for free. I checked the list and could not believe how many people have succeeded! The prices are almost double for dinner, so we will go for lunch and save a bundle since none of us wants to try the 72 ounce challenge (although Hayden would come close)!!!
We also want to go back up the road a few miles to the Cadillac Ranch, which is not a ranch at all, but some Caddies half buried and at an angle. I'll take some photos and post them.
It is hard to believe that one week from today, we will be home after 10 weeks on the road with our grandson. We hope he has a lot of great memories and a new appreciation for this wonderful, beautiful country.