Texas and New Mexico

In Texas there was a lot of wind farms and a bunch of weird giant stuff like the largest cross in North America. Mississippi and Alabama must be so jealous.

We stopped at this saloon for lunch, complete with a properly dressed saloon waitress. She was really nice. For $14 we got a 16oz rib eye with a giant house salad and a huge pile of roasted zucchini and red peppers. It was delicious. I would definitely recommend this restaurant if you are ever unfortunate enough to find yourself in Amarillo Texas.

We passed lots of windmill farms. I know there is controversy around the use of windmills, especially with bird and insect migration patterns etc, but they are beautiful to see, like fields of white flowers.

Don Harrington Discovery Center in Amarillo, TX

Every so often we exited off the I40 onto the old Route 66 which runs right beside the Interstate. You can really see where the kids movie "Cars" takes it's concept of Radiator Springs from. The I40 runs right beside the old highway, but no-one except locals gets off anymore, so everything is closed down, and mega-chains like McDonalds and Shell gas stations dominate the I40.