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.