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The Ambassador Hotel OKC

Visiting OKC and staying midtown at the Ambassador on walker st. Great room took a corner suite at $300 AUD A NIGHT. Cracker room and even better views from the seventh floor O Bar. Had a couple of Cervera Beers and now a Cab Sav and a combo plate of cheese and cold meats with fog jam and sweet jus.

Viewing the city skyline contemplating where to eat out tonight at one of the many options locally like Mcneilles Pub, Stella’s or Louie’s Bar and Grill or others.

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WESTERN AND SOUTHERN STATES USA

Travelling south from Phoenix where I will spend the first day, picking up a Cadillac from Alamo Car Rentals, staying at the Best Western in Phoenix, do some shopping and settle in for a good rest. Heading off to the Boneyard Tour at the USAF Base in Tuscon after a visit to the PIMA Air Museum. Later in the day will do St Xaviers Spanish mission and precinct.

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SILVER CITY, NEW MEXICO ,

ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO,
CASEY JONES MUSEUM,
LOS ALAMOS, MANHATTAN PROJECT,
SANTE FE,
Visit Albuquerque,
The Gas Monkey Bar’n’grill, Dallas TX,
FORT WINGATE, NATIONAL PARK,
BILL CLINTON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY,

Buckhorn Saloon and Operahouse PINOS ALTOS

ELVIS PRESLEY,

LONE STAR GUN RANGE TEXAS,

Automobile Alley OKLAHOMA CITY,

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Franklin Auto Museum,

TEXAS RANGERS HALL OF FAME,

Civil Rights Museum Alabama.

PLUS MANY OTHER SITES AND PLACES. I WILL UPDATE ON THE BLOG AND POST PICS AND VIDEOS.

 

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The Journey Begins

Starting on the 27th September 2018 and completely SOLO, visiting sites and places I’ve had in my minds eye all my life. Touring through Nine states in south eastern and western US States, travelling around 9000 kilometres.

Thanks for joining me!

This is going to be a trip of a lifetime, and it’s been on my bucket list for years.

Starting on the 27th September 2018 and driving some 5000 miles  completely SOLO, visiting sites and places I’ve had in my mind’s eye all my life.

The PIMA Museum, TITAN Missile Museum, JFK and the Sixth Floor, Tombstone, PECOS, Judge Roy Beam, Casey Jones Railway Museum, The Texas Ranger Hall of fame, Houston Space Centre, Jack Daniels Distillery, Gracelands, Bill Clinton Library and The Alamo just to mention a few spots. Then when I get to route 66 there is the Manhattan Project in New Mexico which is just off the track I will rejoin Route 66 later and visit Winslow, Flagstaff and other places of interest on the way down to Phoenix, in late October 18.

THE TRIP PLANNER MAP

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Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

 

Amarillo Texas

I arrived in Amarillo expecting a bustling lively metropolis, what I found was a city that is from the outside decaying. The entire entertainment strip was deserted and like a ghost town. There are crumbling buildings, vacant building blocks and from what I could discern either homeless people or street wanderers.

I stayed at the FISK building which is the home of the Marriott in Amarillo. The stay was not unpleasant but it was far from warm or friendly.

I ventured outdoors and checked out the local cafes bars and restaurants and settled into a place called GOONEYS a mix of America and Laos more American though, it was okay and filled the tummy.

Wednesday morning I had a drive around thinking I may explore the city a bit more, the drivers are impatient, the roads busy with road workers and commuters. I opted for breakfast at a local diner called NU-CASTLE, I wish I hadn’t ordered bacon and eggs with toast hash brown and a hot tea, I got two fried eggs no bacon a slop of shredded greasy potato and a ice tea, remedied the tea got a hot one I ate and left for the Cadillac Ranch more on that next post.

Amarillo Texas

I arrived in Amarillo expecting a bustling lively metropolis, what I found was a city that is from the outside decaying. The entire entertainment strip was deserted and like a ghost town. There are crumbling buildings, vacant building blocks and from what I could discern either homeless people or street wanderers.

I stayed at the FISK building which is the home of the Marriott in Amarillo. The stay was not unpleasant but it was far from warm or friendly.

I ventured outdoors and checked out the local cafes bars and restaurants and settled into a place called GOONEYS a mix of America and Laos more American though, it was okay and filled the tummy.

Wednesday morning I had a drive around thinking I may explore the city a bit more, the drivers are impatient, the roads busy with road workers and commuters. I opted for breakfast at a local diner called NU-CASTLE, I wish I hadn’t ordered bacon and eggs with toast hash brown and a hot tea, I got two fried eggs no bacon a slop of shredded greasy potato and a ice tea, remedied the tea got a hot one I ate and left for the Cadillac Ranch more on that next post.

Jeffersen Davis White House Alabama

The First White House of the Confederacy in Montgomery, Alabama was the first official residence of the President and his family. The second White House of the Confederacy is a gray stuccoed neoclassical mansion built in 1818 by John Brockenbrough, who was president of the Bank of Virginia. Designed by Robert Mills, Brockenbrough’s private residence was built in early nineteenth century on East Clay Street in Richmond‘s affluent Shockoe Hill neighborhood (later known as the Court End District), and was two blocks north of the Virginia State Capitol. Among his neighbors were U.S. Chief Justice John MarshallAaron Burr, defense attorney John Wickham, and future U.S. Senator Benjamin Watkins Leigh.