Well last night was the first time I have ever spent the night at someone’s house sleeping on a bunk bed in the hall with Mr. Daniel Wattier. We got to the airport at 5:30 and prepared for boarding. This was the first time I’ve flown since I was in the 8th grade so I was a little on the nervous side. Smooth take off and a smooth landing in Houston. It would seem that the flight would be the only thing that one has to worry about but when we arrived in Houston the jetway got stuck. So we spent about 10 waiting on the flight crew to get us off the plane. We then had to run to catch the next plane to Amarillo because we only had a 50 minute layover. When we landed at the airport in Amarillo we looked around at each other and said, “What do we do?” It was a quarter til 11 and we didn’t have anything to do until 6 this afternoon.
The shuttle picked us up at the airport and took us to our hotel where we dropped off the baggage and went to explore. No one had time to eat before the flight so when we landed we were all starving. We ate at this hole in the wall restaurant called Jorge’s Taco Garcia. The food was phenomenal and it was authentic Tex-Mex food. We then explored the flea market located across the road. After looking around the market for a little while we decided to go to the museum that was up the road. We toured the American Quarter Horse Association Museum and learned several interesting facts about it. The museum is non-profit and completely funded by the Quarter Horse Association. What little money that the museum makes is donated to riding for ill children. We then went to an Indian Craft shop and looked around. The store was amazing but completely overpriced. After our meeting at 6 we went to the Big Texan home of the 72 oz steak. Everyone ate until they were stuffed and there was still food to go around.
Amarillo offers something that we don’t really get that much at home. It offers a completely friendly environment where you are introduced to a completely new culture. You almost feel more at home here than you do at home. I could easily move here. The days are hot and the nights are cool, but not a humid hot like what we have a home just dry and it feels amazing. Tomorrow we are leaving Amarillo headed to New Mexico. We plan to visit Carlsbad Caverns and possibly Area 51. Keep your fingers crossed because I really want to go to Area 51.