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Travel/City help: Amarillo

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by KJIM, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    I have a job interview next week there. Not a clue what to expect from the city.

    Any impressions?
     
  2. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Isn't the famous 72 oz. steak challenge somewhere in Amarillo?
     
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Don't expect much and you won't be disappointed.
     
  4. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    I don't have anything constructive to add. I once got food poisoning in Amarillo. I was supposed to be there for less than a day, but instead I spent three days in a hotel room puking my guts out. I hope your experience is better.
     
  5. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    I think you guys are overstating it a bit.
     
  6. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    It makes Lubbock look Paris between the wars.
     
  7. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    Palo Duro Canyon is to the south of there 15-20 miles. Very scenic. It was an early inspiration for Georgia O'Keefe.

    The impression most folks get of Amarillo is the view from I-40. It looks flat, dry, farily boring. The city itself doesn't seem to suck that much. It is north Texas and can be hot.

    And, yes, the Big Texan is there with its 72-oz. steak that's free if you can eat it and all the side dishes in less then an hour.
     
  8. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    "Very scenic" is an understatement. It's gorgeous.

    Outside has good things to say about Amarillo.

    http://outside.away.com/magazine/0798/9807sumtex.html

    http://outside.away.com/outside/features/200506/summer-guide-7.html
     
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Don't forget Winona. :)
     
  10. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    Have impressions? Do I!

     
  11. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    This is hilarious. Very well played, Azrael.

    Palo Duro is amazing. You pull up and see what looks like a small canyon, then you drive a bit further and it just opens up in front of you. One of the most beautiful places I've ever seen.

    And the Big Texan is worth going to whether you take on the 72oz T-bone or not. They have red meat by the size there and such good eats as fried rattlesnake and beer by the bucket.
     
  12. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Side dishes? That's some bogus fine print right there.
     
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