Good Morning Crew!! We got up early today because we had to get the RV over to the repair shop to have some new shocks put on. Before we left St Augustine I had installed new shocks, but after driving for a few days quickly realized they were not what we needed. The softer shocks may have contributed to our hitch bending slightly. I’m sure some of you may have noticed Sharon and I driving separately for a few days, that’s why. But soon we will be back together :)). We have an appointment to have a new hitch installed in Las Vegas. By the way, if you need work done in Amarillo, I highly recommend De Volada Truck Repair. Outstanding Shop.
Okay, enough of that. After dropping the RV off we headed east on I-40 towards McLean, TX. Cool little town along Old Rt 66. I visited the town many years ago but Sharon had never been there. Two very cool museums there; the McLean Historical Society and the Barbed Wire Museum. Both are well worth your time. The amount of history housed in both is mind blowing. Ms. Jenny at the Historical Society is what I may call “The Curator”. She takes so much pride in making sure all is perfect for visitors and keeps up with documenting the “generations” of local history. The Barbed Wire Museum is again, so full of history and all that went into frontier life and the settling of the Western US. There are hundreds of wire styles and tools from all types of pioneer ranching and farming life.
On our way to McLean we had a very nice drive along I-40 checking out the vastness of the Texas Countryside. While in McLean we had lunch at the Chuck Wagon. The burgers were some of the best I’ve had. We met Pam and the Staff and had fun joking around with them. By the way, did you know cheese comes on cheeseburgers? That’s for you Pam if you’re reading this!!
Also while in McLean I found a old abandoned garage with a 1989 Firebird inside. It was all covered in dust and was the same one Savannah (my daughter) and I saw many years earlier. This time with much more dirt on it.
On our drive back to Amarillo we picked up some of the Old Rt 66 (these days it’s tuff to find) and stopped by a few of the “big balls of string” along the way. The leaning tower, bug ranch and some cool old buildings. One last stop along the way home, was a Texas Safety Stop (Texas rest areas). It had the most amazing view of the landscape and ton of history to read about inside. Sharon and I both really like this State, it resonates with us both.