Texas

February 2020

Dining On The Panhandle – Amarillo Eats

By |2020-02-27T19:29:29-06:00February 17th, 2020|Amarillo, Guides, Route 66, Southwest, Texas|

Can you imagine visiting a new destination and not trying out some of the local eateries? We always try to uncover those places that draw in the city's residents, since they usually have some of the best dishes. During our trip to Amarillo, we had plenty of opportunities to sample a wide range of restaurants. With so many great options, we are sure you will find dishes to satisfy even the pickiest eater. Let's take a look back at the variety we discovered while dining on the Panhandle. We want to thank Visit Amarillo and all of the local businesses for hosting this [...]

Playing In The Panhandle – Amarillo Entertainment

By |2020-02-27T19:29:38-06:00February 10th, 2020|Amarillo, Guides, Route 66, Southwest, Texas|

When we are determining the first city to cover in a new state, we look for a place that offers something for all ages. After all, it's not a family vacation destination, if it doesn't appeal to everybody. Crystal and I have family in Texas but decided to start with a city far away from the areas we have frequented. The high plains of the Panhandle offered some experiences that we could not find anywhere else in the state. Sorting through all of the Amarillo entertainment options, we found lots of ways to spend time playing in the Panhandle. Obviously, we weren't able [...]

Going Green For Breakfast – Girasol Bakery

By |2020-02-03T07:02:39-06:00February 3rd, 2020|Amarillo, Southwest, Texas|

When we plan out our trips, it seems that breakfast can be some of the most difficult stops to pick. While we enjoy a good down-home breakfast as much as the next person, those types of places don't make for very interesting articles. Since we want to offer plenty of options, finding an eatery that allows us the ability to showcase some unique dishes is a bonus. When we stopped at Girasol Cafe & Bakery, in Amarillo, we found ourselves going green for breakfast. Their use of fresh vegetables, fruits, and seasonings added a pop of color and loads of flavor to our [...]

January 2020

The New Game In Town – Amarillo Sod Poodles

By |2020-01-28T04:43:52-06:00January 27th, 2020|Amarillo, Southwest, Texas|

Baseball is often referred to as "America's Favorite Pastime". The crack of the bat, roar of the crowd, and feeling of camaraderie that come with a baseball game are hard to match. When we were offered an opportunity to attend a game during our visit to Amarillo, there was no way we were going to pass it up. The Amarillo Sod Poodles, a Double-A franchise, was playing in their inaugural season in their new home. There is a new game in town, and we were going to watch it. After a hearty dinner at The Big Texan Steak Ranch, we were in the [...]

Comfortable Elegance – Public House Amarillo

By |2020-02-27T19:38:32-06:00January 20th, 2020|Amarillo, Southwest, Texas|

It seems that our fast-paced travel style can get us burning tons of calories, which is a good thing. Our desire to feature plenty of local dining options always has us on the lookout for unique stops. Amarillo, Texas was filled with choices galore, but we wanted to make sure that we took a little time to slow our pace. An evening meal at Public House offered us a moment of comfortable elegance in the Texas Panhandle. When we are traveling, we try to incorporate plenty of dining options that are family-friendly. While it is almost always just the two of us, we [...]

Palo Duro Canyon – Millions Of Years In The Making

By |2020-01-14T04:42:19-06:00January 13th, 2020|Amarillo, Southwest, Texas|

High in the Panhandle-Plains of Texas, people carve out a life from the rugged landscape. Driving across this flat terrain reminded us of traveling across the western half of our home state of Kansas. This perspective changed when we arrived at Palo Duro Canyon. Laid out before us we saw only glimpses of the 120-mile long canyon system. As the second-largest canyon in the United States, it has earned the nickname of "The Grand Canyon of Texas". Part of the Palo Duro Canyon is home to a state park. This area is popular with hikers, campers, and nature lovers from all around the [...]

Texas-sized Fun at Texas Outdoor Musical

By |2019-12-30T19:48:42-06:00January 6th, 2020|Amarillo, Southwest, Texas|

Everyone knows that they do things bigger in Texas. We discovered this also applies to their outdoor theater located in Palo Duro Canyon. After spending a day exploring the 2nd largest canyon in the United States, we made a visit to Texas Outdoor Musical. This long-running musical has played from June through August for over 50 years and brings Texas-sized fun to the Panhandle. When we were researching our Amarillo trip, a visit to this show became a recurring recommendation. The beauty of Palo Duro Canyon makes the perfect backdrop for this show. Earlier in the day, a thrill ride up and down [...]

December 2019

Bringing Fun To The Panhandle – Wonderland Park

By |2019-12-30T08:08:30-06:00December 30th, 2019|Amarillo, Southwest, Texas|

For almost seven decades, Wonderland Park has been bringing fun to the Panhandle. In the early '50s, Paul and Alethea Roads traveled to Amarillo to look over some potential property where they might develop an amusement park. While their first impression was less than impressive, a second viewing opened their eyes to the potential. That was in 1951 when the idea of creating one of these types of entertainment venues was still rare. There were only three other parks opened that year. All were fairly small, but offered the growing population some places to play. While Wonderland Park started with just three rides, [...]

Coyote Bluff Cafe – Cowboy Up For Lunch

By |2020-02-27T19:38:40-06:00December 23rd, 2019|Amarillo, Southwest, Texas|

Over the course of our travels, we have learned the truth in the saying "Never judge a book by its cover". This also stands true for many of the restaurants we have found. Sometimes the little hole-in-the-walls offer up some of the best eats around. It is a common practice for us to set our itinerary weeks before a visit. Since we are almost always working with the local tourism bureau, plans need to be confirmed prior to our arrival. This requires extensive research on my part. While a picture paints a thousand words. it still leaves much to be discerned. To ensure [...]

Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum – Revisiting Our Childhoods

By |2020-02-27T19:38:50-06:00December 16th, 2019|Amarillo, Southwest, Texas|

Who remembers those summer camping trips from your youth? Those are memories that had been stored in a dusty file in the back of my brain. When we were in the planning stages of our Amarillo trip, we were looking for some unusual stops to add to the itinerary. Braley Hand, our contact at the tourism bureau, made an unexpected suggestion. A visit to the Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum would certainly offer something out of the ordinary. A chance to tour a variety of recreational relics sounded a little obscure, but we try to keep an open mind. Since our trip was [...]

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