GREAT AMERICAN ROAD TRIP: TEXAS TO NEW MEXICO

GREAT AMERICAN ROAD TRIP: TEXAS TO NEW MEXICO

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Psssst! This is part two of my road trip series. For part one, click here!

When we woke up in Tulsa on Thursday morning, it was STILL RAINING. We packed our things quickly because we couldn’t wait to get to Texas and see some sunshine.

Blue skies as far as the eye can see…and not much else.

We had a short drive to Amarillo, Texas. I knew Amarillo was an important part of the Route 66 journey and it was supposed to have a lot of cool, quirky art. However, my mom and I didn’t really like Amarillo. It kind of reminds me of my hometown of Youngstown, Ohio. It was like a once-prosperous boomtown that now feels deflated and sad.
However, the burger pictured about was delicious. If there’s one thing that can be said about this country, it’s that it’s so easy to find great burgers. In fact, I pretty much had a cheeseburger for every meal because it’s basically impossible to mess up!

We also visited that Cadillac Ranch just to the west of Amarillo. Once again, it wasn’t really what we expected. There was trash everywhere and some little kid threw a spray can at me πŸ™

Forgive me, I just wasn’t as into the photo as the girl to the left was.

I love whoever put this Simba thing on the ground. Lion King 4 eva.

On Friday, my mom and I left Amarillo at 7am Central time with plans to reach Scottsdale, Arizona by dinner. It was a LONG DAY. We drove through two timezones and a variety of climates. It’s all kind of a blur now!

There’s not a whole lot out there, but all the rest stops have incredible views!

My mom and I stopped in Albuquerque for lunch and I really just feel like I done goofed, because Albuquerque would have been a great place to spend the afternoon instead of Amarillo. We really should have planned to spend the night there instead!

We went to The Range CafΓ© and I got the New Mexico Bennie, which included housemade green chili turkey sausage. WOWZA!

My mom got the ricotta pancakes with lemon curd and we agreed that they were the best pancakes we’d ever had in our entire lives. I might drive back to Albuquerque just for those!

My mom and I are big Eagles fans, and one of our favorite Eagles songs is “Take It Easy” which includes the lyric, “I was standing on the corner in Winslow, Arizona…” So obviously when we saw signs for Winslow, we had to stop. It was really cool because they actually have a statue there to commemorate the song, and a Route 66/Eagles gift shop next door blasting the Eagles!

We ended up reaching Phoenix by dinnertime. I was so excited to get to my aunt and uncle’s house, I basically slammed on the brakes in their round-about and jumped out of the car. Stay tuned for my next post about Phoenix to LA!

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23 Responses

  1. OMG! Road Trip is so much fun!!! All these food and random cool spots! Makes me wanna go on an adventure πŸ™‚

  2. damn amazing pics

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  3. Sounds like an awesome roadtrip. I literally laughed at my desk reading about you jumping out of the car:)

    Have a safe trip to LA!

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  4. My brother's always sayin that when he turns 21 we gonna go to States, rent a cool car and have a big trip. I would so love to go, and from your photos it's obviously worth it.

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  5. Great trip and much of delicious food I think πŸ˜‰ Much fun

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  6. Taaasty food πŸ˜›

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    Federica

  7. I always wanted to do a road trip , it looks like so much fun just seeing new things and new towns, you take great pictures. xoxo

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  8. Great photos! Really inspiring πŸ™‚
    xx Alina
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  9. Shame about the garbage, the photos still look really cool though!

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  10. Shame there was litter everywhere and kid threw somethinga spray can at you, Cadillac Ranch actually looks really cool! Perhaps it's the grafitti on the car, makes it all the more pleasing. Anyway, I hope you're having fun! <3

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  11. OMG All that FOOD! Looks so good especially that burger! This post is making me want to travel cross country and try all the food! How fun! Thanks for sharing!

    XO Samira

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  12. OMG All that FOOD! Looks so good especially that burger! This post is making me want to travel cross country and try all the food! How fun! Thanks for sharing!

    XO Samira

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  13. Perfect photos, Im in love with your personality and your blog!! Keep going my little girl.

    Kisses from Slovakia.

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  14. Wow!! Those cars are exhibition?? Super cool~~ love all the photos. Xo

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  15. So interesting and fun trip! Great photos, hun! πŸ˜€
    xxx
    S
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  16. Oh man it sounds like a wonderful trip! Tat's so awesome that you found an Eagles shop… and those pancakes sound great! I wouldn't think of putting lemon curd and ricotta together but it sounds like a winner if they were that good! I'm a bit behind on reading blogs so looking forward to catching up with the rest of your posts πŸ™‚ x

  17. Lovely photos! It looks like the weather was perfect compared to the rain back home, I hope you had an amazing time! πŸ™‚ xx

  18. the food looks great and if I were you I'd totally go back for those pancakes! πŸ™‚

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfiβ™₯

  19. This is so cool! I would love to take a road trip one day. Can't wait for more!
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  20. Love your photos, they're so unique. I'd love to visit America & go on a big road trip soon x

    Beauty with charm

  21. Nice pictures NM is beautiful we too want to visit it and all your pictures make me want to visit it right away.
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  22. Really strange the Cadillac Ranch. I don't know, to like it or not? Really, really strange.

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