3/30/22 - Left Dallas, TX / Stop in Amarillo, TX / Destination Santa Rosa, NM
We slept in, I think. It’s hard to keep all the late bedtimes and time zone changes straight. But it was a good night in the hotel. Best of all we all showered! Yay! We took our time with breakfast and leaving the hotel. I need to mention Jermaine Johnson, a boy we met at breakfast. He had Down syndrome and was the sweetest most friendly guy. He asked us questions about ourselves and we learned about him to too. He was there with his mama. Anyway, very memorable human. I just loved him. So, once we left, we passed through Dallas and made one quick stop there to see the Cattle Drive sculpture (which was impressive.) Then we hopped back in the van to keep going, but Nick had a call to hop on so we pulled over again pretty soon after so he could do that. Once we were officially back on the road it was close to noon! A way later start than we meant it to be. We were headed to Amarillo (about 5 hours away) and hopped to be able to go a
bit farther after stopping there for a break. We made a couple quick stops on the way (once for lunch, once for fuel) and made it to Amarillo at around 6:00 pm. We went straight to Cadillac Ranch the perfect place to get out some wiggles! It was really cool and the boys thought it was awesome! Once they realized some of the spray paint cans on the ground still had paint in them it was game over. They loved it! I could barely get them to look up. They were so busy painting the cars. It was fun to watch! Nick too for that matter! We probably spent an hour and a half there. As we were walking back to the car they realized how cold it was (48 degrees) It was our first time being cold in a while! We drove back in to Amarillo for dinner. Texas BBQ! We found a place that gave us all the old Texas country vibes. Nick and I shared a plate. It was yummy and a true Texas experience. Back in the van we got everyone ready for bed and then buckled them up and decided to keep going a couple more hours. We chose to go the Albuquerque way to see where Dad grew up. We stopped at a rest stop just shy of Santa Rosa, NM for the night. The temps are cold so hopefully we can stay cozy and warm in the van for the night.