Amarillo, Texas 29 June 2011
(403 km / 252 miles)
Route 66 starts in Chicago and runs south west to Oklahoma City and from here, it's a straight western route to Santa Monica. Route 66 runs in parallell to the I40 between OKC and Amarillo, but where Route 66 went through the towns, I40 goes around. The result, of which we saw several examples, is deserted gas stations and motels in run down towns.
We stayed at the Big Texan Steak Ranch, where anyone who can eat a 72oz/2.0 kg steak dinner in 1 hour get the meal for free! We saw one winner and two other contestants during our dinner.
We also saw Cadillac Ranch, 10 Cadillacs buried nose down in the Texan soil.
Benna and Patrik at Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo Texas