Saturday, March 24, 2007

The Return Journey Day Three: Amarillo

Breakfast: Holiday Inn Express continental.

There were lots of thunderstorms and tornados etc. yesterday, but our driving was mainly clear sailing today.

Lunch: Back at the Silver Moon in Santa Rosa. Just as great as we remembered it. I had their delicious huevos rancheros. We also tried their pancakes -- they were sunny-golden-brown Delicious!

Dinner: Bourbon Cafe. A New-Orleans style restaurant in Amarillo. The blackened bourbon steak was the best part of the meal; the pecan pie was also very tasty.

We're staying at a Hampton Inn tonight. Great room, but I can't believe how dirty the hallway carpets are! I just can't understand how the manager, or the head of housekeeping, or even one of the housekeepers could leave the luxurious hallway carpets in such condition!


itsboopchile said...

Dirty hall carpets. Haven't you noticed how sand or wind-driven dust the southwest is??
Cleaning is a never ending job so a lot is left alone.
A lot of it is is desolate country and a lot is beautiful. The desert is probably a paradise of flowers now.
Enjoy what you can.

Betty G

itsboopchile said...

Oh, while I think of it, we have children in Odessa. When full-timing as snowbirds, we spent some of our winters there.

Betty G

RkBall said...

This wasn't sand-type dirt. This was stuff that guests had spilled on the carpets, and big clumps of thread probably from the sheets or linens. The Hampton Inn has lovely new carpets in the halls -- it looks like the vacuum cleaners aren't powerful enough to clean them, but I suspect they are just being neglected.

Odessa -- I'm going to have to look it up on a map. Never been there.

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