Did I have a good time?, Yes. Did I enjoy roaming around?, Yes. Was there enough to do? That would be questionable, lol. I did enjoying the downtown area I was just expecting a bit more energy. I guess that the best word for this west Texas city. There were so many beautiful building downtown which are historic in their own right. Like this one below. This building is located across from the hotel it looks so cool at night. We stayed at the Downtown Courtyard at Marriott which is housed in the beautiful Fisk Building. So hats off off to Park, Hill, Smith and Cooper they did a great job restoring this building. You can click on their name and it will open up a link for you to see what a gorgeous job they did!
As we winded down our first day I needed to get a picture of this pretty horse. I could see myself riding this without hesitation! I love BMWs! I love walking around cities and doing my own tours. It doesn't cost much and it is always interesting. It was hot while I was there so we ventured out later in the evening we just had to deal with mosquitos now and then. Thanks goodness the hotel was just around the corner.
We came across one of the most importance sites in Amarillo. The building is beautiful it just hard to imagine the price of establishing the county.
As you can see "Mr. President" is engulfed in reading.He makes his living building buildings and such. It nice to know I expose and open his mind sometimes. Especially with him being so busy. I love the architecture of the cities we visit and the history behind the buildings. I know he has a new found respect for the historic buildings we visit and he always makes sure there is a "tour" now.
This represent AIG and this one on of the cleanest horse of them all.
Here is a better shot. All in all I enjoyed our tour! Once again it did not cost anything and this was one of the most exciting things going on in downtown. There are a few bars but that not really my scene. There was a taste fest going on but it was over at 8 pm so we missed out on that.
I did hang out at the mall waste time as "Mr. President" had to go back and handle something at the job site. I basically did a lot of window shopping. Yes, I am a frugal traveler, lol. Of all the dolls to run into I saw both of these two in Spencer's. Chuckie and The Bride of Chuckie dolls!! Yes, I left them right there. Once again there are collectors out there but I am not one for these two. Well not now anyway. They would be perfect for Halloween. I AM a lover of dolls and they are dolls. I copied and paste the pictures off the Internet since I took a picture with my iPod at the time. They do look just like this too, lol.
If you look at them long enough you will want to RUN!!! I did score some "Barbie" specs in JC Penny's so that was cool. All in all I enjoyed myself. I also wanted to make sure to snap a picture of the statue of late astronaut Rick Husband and his plague. When you look up it like he is reaching for the stars and the ceiling twinkles too!
Of course I made a bucket list for the next time:
1. Explore and seek out the black history contributions to the city.
(What I like to do when I travel.)
2. Go to the Quarter Horse Museum.
( I do love horses.)
3. Find a fabric store, even if it is a chain.
(You can never have to much fabric!)
4. Check out some antiques stores.
(Treasure hunting is always fun.)
5. Go to Wonderland Amusement Park.
(Didn't know until I was leaving! Admission is under under $20 bucks.)
6. Check out Cadillac Ranch.
(You can never get enough art when you are creative.)
7. Eat at the Big Texan Steak Ranch
(Not sure about the 72 oz steak challenge.)
Well just to list a few!
With much love everyone, Have a great week!!