April 19, 2018
Today was another travel day, the longest so far. Starting from Branson, Jim commented that all we did was go up and down hills. I reminded him that we also went back and forth with many turns in the road including several right angles. I never realized Missouri was the land of rolling hills (worse than Pittsburgh, no guard rails).
Next we drove through Oklahoma where we saw 1,527 black angus in the fields (haha, Jim’s number but there were nearly that many).
Two years ago on our way to Texas we visited the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. This very large statue graces their lobby. It is called End of Trail.
As we entered Texas we noticed a lot of black turf and blackened trees, like their was either a forest fire or a controlled burn. It went on for miles and has us curious as to the cause. Than came the wind farms — literally hundreds and hundreds of turbines. We must have driven over an hour and they just kept coming, even out along the horizon.
Our planned stop in Texas was the Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo. (www.BigTexan.com check it out!) It is the home of the free 72-ounce steak; that is, free if you can eat it in 60 minutes with the baked potato, salad, and rolls! A gentleman tried it when we were there but he was done in about 30 minutes and took the rest home (for $72.00) We enjoyed our sirloin and patronized the gift shop before retiring to the Holiday Inn just down the road.
Provincial 586 End of Trail Bookends bisque $12.00/pair
Provincial 409 End of Trail Statue (without rider) bisque $10.00
As seen in the museum photograph, the actual statue is all white.
Note that bisque will be poured & shipped in June.
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