Andddd we’re back! Spent about a week in Amarillo Texas at the lovely Oasis RV Resort. From our last blog, you know we left Sumner a little early due to weather. We got to Amarillo Texas early Sunday afternoon, pulled into the resort and oh my god, what a relief. It was freezing cold and still snowing but we just were grateful to be out of New Mexico. The resort was probably the largest resort we have ever stayed at. We looked around at all the RVs and noticed we were by far the smallest trailer on site, per usual.
I’ll be honest, the most exciting part of getting to this resort was the thought of being able to take a nice hot shower and wash off all the bad juju of New Mexico. The woman at the office when we checked in was so nice! The first site assigned to us was a bit far from everything so she kindly moved us closer to the bath house and the clubhouse. Can’t tell whether it was her just being nice or she could tell I desperately needed a shower. Nonetheless, we were so psyched to get set up and settled in out of the cold.
Next day we woke up and boy were we happy to see the snow had finally stopped. It was still in the low 20s and a bit windy in the morning but it was tolerable. Around mid-afternoon, the clouds finally cleared and the sun made its appearance after a miserable three days of snow and cloudy skies.
Headed off to this cool art installation called the “Cadillac Ranch”. It’s definitely one of the coolest things we have come across thus far.
The best part of the Cadillac Ranch was spray painting the cars yourself. There were hundreds of half-empty cans laying around to use. Of course, we couldn’t resist going nuts with a spray can. We were able to do something that in most places would be considered illegal. We took tons of pictures, which you can check out in our gallery, and great drone footage of the cars and even the local cows 🐄. Bailey (our dog) was in her glory! She was running around the open fields, digging in the dirt, and smelling all the cow poop she could find. It was most certainly the boost we needed after the previous days of utter misery.
Finished the day off with some good ole’ fashion BBQ. Found this cool spot called the “Rib Crib” that offered all you can eat ribs on Tuesday’s, and what do ya know it was Fricken Tuesday baby! So Brooke and I were determined to inhale as many of those ribs as we possibly could. Sadly to say we both could only eat 5 ribs each. Anyways, instead, we decided to grab a couple more drinks and make another stop on the way home at the Cadillac Ranch for sunset.
The third day in Amarillo and we finally get some warmer weather! 65 degrees and sunny, but, of course, there’s a but, it was the windiest day we had ever had. You know if it’s not one thing it’s another on this trip. The wind was whipping so hard it felt like our poor little trailer was going to Wizard of Oz itself into the Texas skies. We tried to make the best of the day and headed over to the local clubhouse for some ping pong and pool. Ping pong table’s only ball was of course broken so we stuck with pool, and I sucked at that too per usual. Brooke always kicks my ass, in
For those of you who know me, I have an “it is what it is” mentality. Meanwhile, Brooke’s mind works in ways opposite of mine where the worst possible case scenario comes to mind. So we banned together and decided we would extend our Texas stay and save ourselves from potentially getting blown away in Oklahoma. (Really it was Brooke’s idea mostly, she’s the logical one)
Next day the wind let up and the sun filled the sky. Took the morning to get some cleaning, laundry, and blogging done. We then set out to check out this museum called the Jack Sisemore RV Museum. There was RVs in there from the early 1900s. It was hard to believe that what we are doing now, traveling in our RV, has been happening for almost 100 years now. Just goes to show what we are doing and how we are traveling is timeless.
This bus was used by the Gornike Family in the Robin Williams Movie “RV”
You can check out all the retro RVs in our gallery!
Final day in Amarillo and we wanted to make the absolute best of it. Did a little google searching on things to do and noticed there was the Amarillo Zoo nearby. We figured hey why not, something to do. Get there and it’s only $4/person! Seriously, what a deal!!! Walk in and yet again like most places we have been we were pretty much the only people in site other than the staff. We saw lions, tigers, and bears OH MY!
But seriously, we saw them all. There were bison, monkeys, foxes, porcupines, kangaroos, elk, a Texas longhorn (who fell in love with Brooke) and so much more. It was a surprisingly awesome experience. It will definitely be recommended for those who pass through Amarillo.
Overall Amarillo was good to us, really good to us. For those of you who read our previous blogs know the struggles we faced and know how badly we needed a little boost. Amarillo gave us that boost and we would certainly love to come back for a visit again.
Check out our gallery from our Amarillo stop to see all the cool animals, museums, and cool sites!
To see where we are headed next check out our itinerary!
Aspire to Inspire
Leah & Brooke