Sunday, April 23, 2017

We Got Out

We left Texas at around one o'clock this afternoon after having another really good barbecue dinner at Dyer's Barbecue in Amarillo, Texas.  A local places that serves dinner family style.  Great service and the ribs were absolutely great and the onion rings were so well done that we could eat the whole thing and not pull out the onion.  With the exception of the beans, we loved every bite.  We told the lady at the desk that they needed to move to Seattle.

A funny thing happened on the way to the actual restaurant location.  Google maps has been our go to GPS for finding place and usually she is right on the mark.  Today we entered BBQ shops around us and found Dyer's to be one of a couple that were open.  Sunday seems to be a day for closure or what they call "Shut" here in Texas and New Orleans.  Anyway, we found ourselves driving about 13 miles out of town and ended up at the entrance to a private country club.  The guard in the entry shack told us the Dyer's live in the country club but the actual restaurant is 15 miles away.  We got directions and found it.  Sure glad we did.

Amarillo is a pretty large town, as towns go along I40.  We got to see some of the sites while trying to find dinner.

Honey likes the grass in Texas.  Every time we got her out of the car she wouldn't take her nose out of it.

Tonight we are staying in Tucumcari, New Mexico just alongside I40.  Old Highway Route 66 runs right through the center of town and many of the buildings in town look like they have been here since the highways heyday.  In addition, Tucumcari was the location of the filming of 14 episodes of the early television show, Rawhide.  There is even a hotel that says, "Clint Eastwood slept here."  I am kind of waiting for the sun to start down so I can go take some pictures of some of the buildings.  It is just a little to bright right at the moment.

Hope all is well and thanks for stopping by.

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