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.