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Dyers BBQ - the best ribs - Texas style!

Date: March 15, 2012

Tonight’s Location: Amarillo, TX

Mileage: End - 103733

Start - 103152

Total Miles for the day: 581

Weather: sunny, warm

Temperature: start 58º

High 84º

Wildlife count: Red-tail Hawk, Canada Geese, Peregrine Falcon, Crow

No, we are NOT crazy to drive over 500 miles, we just both woke up at 5am, and said, “It’s not going to be light till after 7:30, so let’s just get going.” Maybe we won’t meet the busses on our very narrow road going up the very steep hill. Sooooooo, we had the house shut down, water drained, and we were on the road by 6:02am. We DID beat the busses, but only by a narrow margin!

We had a beautiful starlit sky and moonlight to begin the drive. We had hooked up last night, so all we had to do was to put the weight on the truck and bring up the jacks. All of our lists are checked off and complete. We were home this time for 9 days, and we are heading for Zion National Park to explore southern Utah before we journey to Bandon, Oregon for the summer of volunteering with the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge again.

Our ride today was delightful. Sunshine was abundant, which highlighted the wild Redbud and Sarvisberry trees in their fields of lush green grass. Stopped for a bite of lunch between Tulsa and Oklahoma City at a McD’s, as there isn’t much available on the turnpikes.

Arrived at Amarillo Ranch RV Park around 5:00, parked and went to dinner at the local’s suggestion, Dyers BBQ. We both had ribs, for which this restaurant won a major BBQ competition, and they are REALLY good. Talked with new friends at the campground, then crashed for the evening, planning the rest of our trip out.

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