Well, that one is, but there will be more down the road, that’s for sure. The picture above is east of Amarillo as we made our way along I-40 early this morning. What a GREAT time we had! We’ll miss the gang there, but already have plans in the making for the next time through.
Tuesday night we had dinner at Shirley & Mike’s house (Jim’s cousins). Mike grilled the best steaks! Shirley made salad and baked potatoes. It was all so good but we really enjoyed the company best. Shirley and Mike, thank you for the great times, can’t wait to see you guys again.
Wednesday night the group of friends from Jim’s class once again graced the patio at Ruby Tequila's for live music, good food, happy hour adult beverages, and fun company. We laughed and enjoyed the last gathering of the 40th reunion crowd. We called it a night pretty early, though, because we wanted to get a good night’s sleep in preparation for an early departure this morning.
We pulled out of the Amarillo Ranch RV Park right at 7:30 this morning and were soon rolling along I-40 with a tailwind. It was nice and cool when we left, good traveling weather. Soon we came to Groom, Texas where this 19 story tall cross stands on the south side of the highway:
And not far from the cross (reportedly the 2nd largest in the Northern Hemisphere), stands this leaning water tower that was supposedly constructed this way on purpose to catch the attention of travelers so they would stop in Groom:
The miles rolled by, and the scenery became a little more mundane:
After about 4 hours of uneventful traveling, we made it to our stop for the night – the Lucky Star Casino at Concho, Oklahoma (a few miles north of El Reno):
We got settled in to our free site at the “RV Park”:
Then went to the casino to check in with the security desk and get a bite of lunch. After lunch we just had to try out a couple of penny slot machines. I came out about $20 ahead after paying for lunch, but Jim lost $40, so I guess we’ve paid for our “free” site! It’s a great place for an overnight stop, off the main highway, with full hook-ups. There are about 10 sites here and they are very close together, but that’s ok since it’s free.
With a good tailwind most of the day, our gas mileage, even with the air conditioner running, averaged 9 mpg. Tomorrow we’re off to Russellville, Arkansas until Monday. We’re staying at a COE park on the Arkansas River. Stay tuned for more Justravelin adventures