Colorado Columbines

Amarillo, Texas

Fort Amarillo RV Resort

September 20-25, 2022

With the winds blowing, thirty-five of us arrived at Ft. Amarillo RV Park on September 20.  Luckily, the park allowed us to use their great rec hall for free the entire stay, so we gathered there for dinner of chili cheese dogs.  Yum!!  We had a full schedule that started with a visit to the Panhandle Plains History Museum followed by lunch at the Big Texan Steakhouse. They offer a “Free” 72oz steak that only Don K planned to attack (except he got caught up in all the museum’s exhibits and was too late to attempt it).  

After resolving the great “clucker plucker” fiasco by serving fried chicken instead of rotisserie, Jim and Michelle hosted the great Amarillo game night. Everyone had a fun time rounding up “piggies”, tossing “cow chips” and roping “horses.” The competition was fierce and almost caused a “fight”! The next day, we were off to the Sisemore RV museum to see the Goerneki bus from the Robin William’s movie “RV”.  After a filling lunch at Green Chili Willey’s, we went to Cadillac Ranch for a group picture. That evening’s entertainment was popcorn and the movie “The Long, Long Trailer” with Desi and Lucy Arnaz. 

Friday was a free day, so everyone went their own way, with some going to Palo Duro Canyon and others searching for answers to the clues for the great Amarillo Photo scavenger hunt. That evening, we enjoyed Texas BBQ. Then Randy and Sally, the campground hosts, offered free line dancing lessons, followed by Randy crooning oldies but goodies. It was fun seeing how many of us could still “cut a rug."

Saturday was busy, first visiting Bill’s Backyard Classic cars, followed by the Kwahadi Museum. Over 150 pristine classic cars crowded Bill’s while the Kwahadi displayed native American culture and dancing. That evening we enjoyed pizza and awarded three “fabulous” prizes to the photo scavenger winners after winnowing down the four champions to three through a trivia contest. Sunday morning was breakfast burritos and fruit and a sad farewell.

Happy Trails to you, until we eat again!


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