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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Amarillo by morning….then on to Waynoka and Emporia….

We stopped in Cedar Crest, NM for an overnight stay…and we were parked right next to our good friends, Keith & Donna Green. They were visiting the area and had to have some repair work done on their tow setup.

We went to dinner together and had a nice meal a great conversation. We hadn’t seen them since they left Yuma in March.



We were having a few tire issues and weren’t sure if we would be able to get out of Cedar Creston Tuesday morning, but Mac checked out everything and we were good to go. He decided that he would have the tires fixed in Amarillo.




The trip was pretty un-eventful and we arrived in Amarillo mid afternoon at the Oasis RV Resort off of I-40 west of Amarillo. We like to stay here because it is an easy off and on from I-40 and it isn’t too far from the kids house.

Dusty & Chris gave me my birthday present when they came out….it is a pretty little firepot.


Wednesday evening Chris & Dusty had a Texturing party at their house….lol Dusty & Shane did the Texturing and Mac cooked dinner…Christie, Wendy, and I watched….

Thursday evening we went to Ruby Tequila’s for Cinco de Mayo…..we had a great dinner and a couple of Margarita’s….

We really enjoyed our time with the kids…Chris & I went for a pedicure on Friday afternoon…it was great to spend a nice relaxing afternoon with her.

Saturday we just kind of hung out and then had dinner with Chris & Dusty at a place called Coyote Bluff Cafe…this place was a little dive, but the Cheeseburgers were wonderful!

Coyote Bluff with Dusty

Coyote Bluff

Coyote Bluff Bathtub Cooler

Chris and Dusty

Sunday was Mother’s Day and we were invited over to Dusty & Chris’ for dinner. Dusty was cooking for all of us. We had a great dinner and they gave me a nice plant…we’ll see if I can keep it alive!


Monday, was our last day in Amarillo. We met our friends Jim & Ellie for lunch at Jason’s Deli. We hadn’t seen them since last year in Defeated Creek in October. We had a great visit and got all caught up. Hope to meet up with them somewhere in Colorado on our way north to Cody, WY


Monday evening we got together with the kids after they got off work and went to Blue Sky for dinner. Great Cheeseburgers and fries!. We went back to their house and visited for awhile, and then it was time to say our goodbyes. We are going to really miss them but we will see them again in November!

They have been working on their kitchen…gutting it, texturing the walls, painting, and getting ready for the new cabinets to be finished and delivered. I can’t wait to see photos of the finished job!



Tuesday morning we were up and on the road about 10:30 and heading north east to my sister & brother-in-law’s in Waynoka, OK for 3 nights. The trip was nice and enjoyable.




Lyvonne had taken 2 days off of work so we could spend more time together. We had a great time together. We all had dinner at El Charro and it was really good. Wednesday we just kind of hung out and visited.

Thursday, Mac, Lyvonne, and I had Mexican for lunch…yummy. After lunch when our food had settled, we went over to Carlson’s shop. They own an ATV & Buggy Shop. They rent them out for people to go to The Little Sahara State Park and ride the dunes. He also repairs buggies, sells accessories and much more!

We took two Razr’s out to the Little Sahara for some time on the Dunes. We had a great time! I think Carlson has created a demon in Mac…He loved it.






Friday morning we were up and on our way to Emporia, KS for the weekend to see Jenni & the kids. We had a nice and quiet drive. I am back in the Midwest…I can see old Barns…I guess I’m obsessed with these old things.




Jenni, Clyde, and Gloriana came out for a visit also. We went to the Chinese Restaurant for dinner…It was just barely ok…

Natalie’s dad brought her out to the RV to spend the weekend with us after her school dance.

Saturday, we all spent the day together and I made Chili and homemade Cinnamon rolls for dinner. We watched a couple of movies.

Today, Mac, Natalie & I are just hanging out at the RV….


We will be  having sandwiches and left over Chili today…I am not cooking…lol


Tomorrow, we will leave here and go to Garnett for Doctor appointments. Mac has appointments in Kansas City and Lawrence and I have one in Garnett….what we find out will determine on when we will be leaving Garnett….


Jim and Dee said...

Ohhh, I love the pictures of the barns! I'm hoping to get a lot of picts when we're in Iowa, Illinois and Indiana this summer. I haven't seen all that many yet, they're becoming so antique they take them down. Thanks.

squawmama said...

Loved the pictures and looked like you definately have been having a great time... So much news it wore me out just reading it!
Have fun & Travel Safe

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

The post's title sounds like the words of a country western song. Looks like a fun time.

roamingwhenwecan said...

Uh oh, I know what Mac's new toy will be!!
Glad you are getting to see the kids. Will be thinking of Mac and his dr appointment. Prayers that all goes well..
Miss you both.

Debbie Goode said...

Great photos and love hearing about all your for all!