Saturday, February 12, 2011

Road-Trip!™ Day Four: Oklahoma City - Albuquerque, NM

We hit the road around 8 am.

Oklahoma gave way to Texas, and we hit Amarillo around noon. Decided to skip the Big Texan, although I'm sure I'll live to regret it -- delicious steaks! Pushed on through to the other side of Texas and into New Mexico.  Central timezone gave way to Mountain time, and the 70 mph Texas highway speeds were bumped up to 75 -- way to go, New Mexico!

The weather warmed up. It got as high as 19 C. before tapering off due to elevation and the late-afternoon sun.

We arrived in Albuquerque at 5pm local time and got a $60 coupon deal at a Hampton Inn.

Dinner at Pappadeaux -- great for seafood; we split a $20 seafood mixed grill plate. Delicious!

Tomorrow, Lord willing, we push on to Phoenix via Winslow Arizona and a must-stop meal at the Turquoise Room in the historic La Posada Hotel.

And that's the way travelling the Ball bounces.


Charles said...

Wish you would put up some pics of your travels.
I was a long haul trucker for a long time and your road trip brings back a lot of memories of travelling; especially in the south west.

RkBall said...

Charles -- I'm going to post some pics when I'm all done. Haven't got too many, but I'll try to take more tomorrow. Thanks for the comment -- it's great to know people are reading these!

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