362.5 miles today, 2,062.5 miles total
We left Tulsa and drove across Oklahoma and Texas to Amarillo. We travelled along Route 66 in Elk City stopping for lunch at the Country Dove Tea Room. We even posed for a picture wth the owners. We drove along parts of the old Chisholm Trail used in the late 19th century to drive cattle overland from ranches in Texas to Kansas railheads.
After checking into Amarillo Ranch RV Park & doing our walk/jog, we took a chauffeured limosine one mile to the world famous Big Texan Steak Ranch, home of the free 72 oz steak (if you can eat it all in less than one hour)!?!? We had a delightful meal & fellowship with Dale & Mary Ann from St. Louis pictured at the restaurant with us. Beth & I split the 18 oz (1/4 of the 72 oz) man vs food steak pictured below. m, b & t
“Come along boys and listen to my tale; I’ll tell you of my troubles on the old Chisholm trial. Come-a ti yi yippy, yippy, yay, yippy yay! Come-a ti yi yippy, yippy, yay! On a ten dollar horse and a forty dollar saddle; Ridin’ and a punchin’ them Texas cattle. I’m up in the morning before daylight; Before I get to sleep the moon’s shining bright. It’s bacon and beans most every day; I’d sooner be a-eaten’ the prairie hay. Got a hole in my hat where the rain runs in; Got a hole in my boot where it runs out again. Come-a ti yi yippy, yippy, yay, yippy yay! Come-a ti yi yippy, yippy, yay!” –Cowboy Song (1870’s)