11-12 October 2012
The truck got us here without a problem, though it seems like we are getting poorer mileage and exhaust gas temps are higher when running. Still it had plenty of power and ran smoothly, so it’s probably just the elevation change… we’re at about 3,300′ here in Amarillo.
This KOA is on the Northeast outskirts of town, so a simple job like getting groceries took a 12 mile drive each way. But it was an Albertson’s so we were able to buy familiar brands again (Yea! Oroweat again!).
|The Admiral is doing her best to ignore
the locals peeking over her shoulder!
It’s a mural painted from an old photo
of patrons of this 1946 establishment.
It’s been 6 months, but yes, the Golden Light Cafe on 6th Ave. still has the best burgers and fries we’ve found anywhere, bar none! We went for lunch and it was crowded but not impossible. Friday nights, as I recall, are a little chaotic. We’ve been thinking about this hamburger for a few thousand miles. Does that qualify as obsessive? or just anxious anticipation?
So now we’re fueled up ($4.26/gal… Aaarrrggh!), stocked up, moneyed up ($3.50 for an ATM charge?!), and the address is in the GPS for Tucumcari, NM. Should be there tomorrow if we don’t get blown off the road. They really didn’t need to order up all this wind to welcome us back. Yikes!